Definition of peptidolysis in English:

peptidolysis

noun

Biochemistry
  • The breakdown of a polypeptide into smaller peptides or amino acids by the hydrolysis of peptide bonds.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. From peptide + -o- + -lysis, after peptidolytic.

Pronunciation

peptidolysis

/ˌpɛptɪˈdɒlɪsɪs//ˌpɛptʌɪˈdɒlɪsɪs/