adjective Biochemistry.
causing the hydrolysis of peptides.

1900–05; pepto(ne) + -lytic

peptolysis [pep-tol-uh-sis] , noun Unabridged
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peptolytic pep·to·lyt·ic (pěp'tə-lĭt'ĭk)

  1. Of or relating to peptolysis.

  2. Of or being an enzyme or other agent that hydrolyzes peptones.

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