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aminopeptidase

Pronunciation: ă-mē′nō-pep′ti-dāz

Definition: Enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of a peptide, removing the amino acyl residue at the amino end of the chain (an n-exopeptidase); found in intestinal secretions.

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