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Meaning of POLYPEPTIDE

Pronunciation:  `pâlee'peptId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a peptide containing 10 to more than 100 amino acids
 

POLYPEPTIDE is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: peptide, protein

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A compound that yields more than two or more amino acids (e.g., small proteins, such as insulin) when hydrolyzed.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A chain of peptides, or amino acids, usually less than 100 amino acids long. A polypeptide is formed during the process of translation. One or more polypeptides are required to make a protein.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A polymer composed of multiple amino acid units linked by peptide bonds.
  2. A protein or part of a protein made of a chain of amino acids joined by a peptide bond.
  3. a chain of amino acids.
 

 

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