proteolysis etymology

English word proteolysis comes from English -lysis (Decomposition or breakdown. Disintegration. Dissolving.), English proteo- (Protein.)

Detailed word origin of proteolysis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-lysis English (eng) Decomposition or breakdown. Disintegration. Dissolving.
proteo- English (eng) Protein.
proteolysis English (eng) (biochemistry) The hydrolysis of proteins into peptides and amino acids; especially as part of the digestion of food.

Words with the same origin as proteolysis

Descendants of -lysis
acantholytic acetolysis acetolytic atmolysis autohydrolysis autoproteolysis biolysis cerumenolysis chemolysis chromatolysis elastinolysis electrolysis endoproteolysis glycohydrolysis heterolytic homolysis hydrolysis karyolysis karyolytic lipolysis neurolysis octanolysis oncolysis onycholysis tenolysis
Descendants of proteo-
autoproteolytic proteochemometric proteogenic proteoglycan proteohormone proteolipid proteoliposome proteolyze proteomics proteosome proteostasis proteotoxic