proteolysis[prōt′ē äl′ə sis]
proteolysis definition by Webster's New World
Biochem. the breaking down of proteins, as by gastric juices, to form simpler substances
Origin: ModL: see protein and amp; -lysis
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- proteolytic adjective
proteolysis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The hydrolytic breakdown of proteins into simpler, soluble substances such as peptides and amino acids, as occurs during digestion.
proteolysis - Medical Definition
The hydrolytic breakdown of proteins into simpler, soluble substances, as occurs in digestion.