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polypeptide

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

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Origin of polypeptide

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

polypeptide
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈpɛptaɪd) /

noun
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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Medical definitions for polypeptide

polypeptide
[ pŏl′ē-pĕptīd′ ]

n.
A peptide containing many amino acids, typically between 10 and 100.
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Scientific definitions for polypeptide

polypeptide
[ pŏl′ē-pĕptīd′ ]

A peptide, such as a small protein, containing many molecules of amino acids, typically between 10 and 100.
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