peptolytic [pep-tuh-lit-ik] Word Origin adjective Biochemistry.

  1. causing the hydrolysis of peptides.

Origin of peptolytic First recorded in 1900–05; pepto(ne) + -lytic Related formspep·tol·y·sis [pep-tol-uh-sis] /pɛpˈtɒl ə sɪs/, noun peptolysis in Medicine peptolysis [pĕp-tŏl′ĭ-sĭs] n.

  1. The hydrolysis of peptones.

peptolytic [pĕp′tə-lĭt′ĭk] adj.

  1. Of or relating to peptolysis.
  2. Of or being an enzyme or other agent that hydrolyzes peptones.

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