keratinolytic etymology

English word keratinolytic comes from English -lytic, English keratin ((protein) The protein of which hair and nails are composed.)

Detailed word origin of keratinolytic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-lytic English (eng) Used in adjectives relating to nouns with the suffix -lysis.
keratin English (eng) (protein) The protein of which hair and nails are composed.
keratinolytic English (eng) That causes the lysis of keratin.

Words with the same origin as keratinolytic

Descendants of -lytic
adipolytic adrenolytic amidolytic biolytic cerumenolytic erythrolytic exolytic gelatinolytic glycogenolytic glycogenolytically glycolytic haemolytic homolytic karyolytic ligninolytic oncolytic photolytic photolytically psycholytic saccharolytic thiolytic thrombolytic urealytic zymolytic