Meaning of endopeptidase

en•do•pep•ti•dase

Pronunciation: (en"dō-pep'ti-dās", -dāz"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. an enzyme that catalyzes the cleavage of a polypeptide or protein at interior positions of the amino acid chain.
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