Relating to or effecting proteolysis. SYN: proteoclastic.

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pro·teo·lyt·ic .prōt-ē-ə-'lit-ik adj of, relating to, or producing proteolysis <\proteolytic enzymes>
pro·teo·lyt·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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pro·teo·lyt·ic (pro″te-o-litґik) 1. pertaining to, characterized by, or promoting proteolysis. a 2. proteolytic enzyme.

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  • proteolytic — pro·te·o·lyt·ic (prō tē ə lĭtʹĭk) adj. Relating to, characterized by, or promoting proteolysis.   pro te·o·lytʹi·cal·ly adv. * * * …   Universalium

  • proteolytic — adjective Of, relating to, or promoting proteolysis …   Wiktionary

  • proteolytic — prəʊtɪə lɪtɪk adj. pertaining to proteolysis, pertaining to the dissolution of proteins …   English contemporary dictionary

  • proteolytic — pro·teo·lyt·ic …   English syllables

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