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polypeptide

[pol-ee-pep-tahyd, -tid]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a chain of amino acids linked together by peptide bonds and having a molecular weight of up to about 10,000.

Origin of polypeptide

First recorded in 1900–05; poly- + peptide
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British Dictionary definitions for polypeptide

polypeptide

noun
  1. any of a group of natural or synthetic polymers made up of amino acids chemically linked together; this class includes the proteinsSee also peptide
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Word Origin and History for polypeptide

n.

peptide built from a large number of amino acids, 1903, from German polypeptid; see poly- + peptide.

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polypeptide in Medicine

polypeptide

([object Object])
n.
  1. A peptide containing many amino acids, typically between 10 and 100.
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polypeptide in Science

polypeptide

[pŏl′ē-pĕptīd′]
  1. A peptide, such as a small protein, containing many molecules of amino acids, typically between 10 and 100.
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