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Meaning of PROTEOLYSIS

Pronunciation:  `prowti'âlisis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the hydrolysis of proteins into peptides and amino acids by cleavage of their peptide bonds
 

PROTEOLYSIS is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro`te*ol"y*sis\, n. [NL. See {Proteolytic}.]
(Physiol. Chem.)
The digestion or dissolving of proteid matter by proteolytic
ferments.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Proteolysis is the breaking down of proteins by enzymes called proteases.
 

 

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