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Medical Term:

endopeptidase

Pronunciation: en'do-pep'ti-das

Definition: An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a peptide chain at points well within the chain, not near either terminus; pepsin, trypsin.

Synonym(s): proteinase

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