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noun Biochemistry.
a covalent bond formed by joining the carboxyl group of one amino acid to the amino group of another, with the removal of a molecule of water.
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Also called peptide linkage.

Origin of peptide bond

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for peptide bond

peptide bond

noun
biochem a chemical amide linkage, –NH–CO–, formed by the condensation of the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another
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Medical definitions for peptide bond

peptide bond

n.
The chemical bond formed between the carboxyl groups and amino groups of neighboring amino acids, constituting the primary linkage of all protein structures.
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Scientific definitions for peptide bond

peptide bond

The chemical bond formed between amino acids, constituting the primary linkage in all protein structures. In a peptide bond, the carboxyl group (COOH) of one amino acid bonds with the amino group (NH2) of another, forming the sequence CONH and releasing water (H2O).
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