Meaning of carboxypeptidase

car•box•y•pep•ti•dase

Pronunciation: (kär-bok"sē-pep'ti-dās", -dāz"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. any of several digestive enzymes that catalyze the removal of an amino acid from the end of a peptide chain having a free carbonyl group. Cf. aminopeptidase.
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