Definition of proteolyse in US English:

proteolyse

(also proteolize, proteolyze)

verb

Biochemistry
  • with object To break down (a protein or peptide) into smaller molecules; to subject to proteolysis.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Daily Chronicle. From proteo- + -lyse, after proteolysis.

Pronunciation

proteolyse

/ˈprəʊtɪəlʌɪz/