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The hydrolytic breakdown of proteins into peptides and amino acids, as occurs during digestion.
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(Biochemistry) the hydrolysis of proteins into simpler compounds by the action of enzymes: occurs esp during digestion
[C19: from New Latin, from proteo- (from protein) + -lysis]
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pro•te•ol•y•sis(ˌproʊ tiˈɒl ə sɪs)
the breaking down of proteins into simpler compounds, as in digestion.
pro`te•o•lyt′ic (-əˈlɪt ɪk) adj.
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the breaking down or hydrolysis of proteins into simpler compounds, as in digestion. — proteolytic, adj.See also: Bodily Functions
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