peptidase [pep-ti-deys, -deyz] Word Origin noun Biochemistry.

  1. any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of peptides or peptones to amino acids.

Origin of peptidase First recorded in 1915–20; peptide + -ase British Dictionary definitions for peptidase peptidase noun

  1. any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that hydrolyse peptides to amino acids

peptidase in Medicine peptidase [pĕp′tĭ-dās′, -dāz′] n.

  1. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of peptides into amino acids.

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