aminopeptidase

aminopeptidase

[uh-mee-noh-pep-ti-deys, -deyz, am-uh-noh-]
noun Biochemistry.
any of several intestinal hydrolytic enzymes that remove an amino acid from the end of a peptide chain having a free amino group.


Origin:
amino- + peptidase

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aminopeptidase a·mi·no·pep·ti·dase (ə-mē'nō-pěp'tĭ-dās', -dāz', ām'ə-nō-)
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of the terminal peptide bond at the amino end of a polypeptide.

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