Meaning of aminopeptidase

a•mi•no•pep•ti•dase

Pronunciation: (u-mē"nō-pep'ti-dās", -dāz", am"u-nō-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. any of several intestinal hydrolytic enzymes that remove an amino acid from the end of a peptide chain having a free amino group. Cf. carboxypeptidase.
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