[ pep-tahyd ]
/ ˈpɛp taɪd /
a compound containing two or more amino acids in which the carboxyl group of one acid is linked to the amino group of the other.
Words nearby peptide
Origin of peptide
1905–10; pept(ic) + -ide
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British Dictionary definitions for peptide
/ (ˈpɛptaɪd) /
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Medicine definitions for peptide
[ pĕp′tīd′ ]
Any of various natural or synthetic compounds containing two or more amino acids linked by the carboxyl group of one amino acid and the amino group of another.
Other words from peptidepep•tid′ic (-tĭd′ĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for peptide
[ pĕp′tīd′ ]
A chemical compound that is composed of a chain of two or more amino acids and is usually smaller than a protein. The amino acids can be alike or different. Many hormones and antibiotics are peptides.
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