dipeptidyl carboxypeptidase

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dipeptidyl carboxypeptidase di·pep·ti·dyl carboxypeptidase (dī-pěp'tĭ-dĭl')
A proteolytic enzyme that catalyzes the removal of dipeptides from a variety of compounds, as from angiotensin I as it is converted to angiotensin II. Also called angiotensin-converting enzyme.

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