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peptide

[ pep-tahyd ]
/ ˈpɛp taɪd /
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noun Biochemistry.
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.

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Origin of peptide

1905–10; pept(ic) + -ide
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British Dictionary definitions for peptide

peptide
/ (ˈpɛptaɪd) /

noun
any of a group of compounds consisting of two or more amino acids linked by chemical bonding between their respective carboxyl and amino groupsSee also peptide bond, polypeptide
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Scientific definitions for peptide

peptide
[ pĕptīd′ ]

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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