Carboxypeptidase definition

kär-bŏksē-pĕptĭ-dās, -dāz
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of the terminal amino acid of a polypeptide from the end that contains a free carboxyl group.
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(biochemistry) Any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of the terminal amino acid of a polypeptide / protein from the end that contains a free carboxyl group.
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Any of several enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of the terminal amino acid of a polypeptide from the end that contains a free carboxyl group.
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Noun

Singular:
carboxypeptidase
Plural:
carboxypeptidases