peptidolytic [pep-ti-doh-lit-ik] Word Origin adjective Biochemistry.

  1. causing the hydrolysis of peptides.

Origin of peptidolytic First recorded in 1965–70; peptide + -o- + -lytic peptidolytic in Medicine peptidolytic [pĕp′tĭ-dō-lĭt′ĭk] adj.

  1. Of or relating to the cleavage of peptides.
  2. Causing the digestion of peptides.

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