diketopiperazine

[ dī-kē′tō-pī-pĕrə-zēn′ ]

n.

A cyclic dipeptide formed by the dehydration of two molecules of glycine.
Any of various cyclic organic compounds formed by the dehydration of alpha-amino acids other than glycine.

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