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Noun: peptidase  'pep-ti,deys [N. Amer], 'pep-ti,deyz [Brit]
  1. Any enzyme that catalyses the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis
    - protease, proteinase, proteolytic enzyme

Derived forms: peptidases

Type of: enzyme

Encyclopedia: Peptidase