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primary structure


noun

Biochemistry. the basic sequence of amino acids in a polypeptide or protein.
the basic parts of an aircraft, damage to which would be dangerous.

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Science definitions for primary structure

primary structure


The linear sequence of amino acids in a protein. See also quaternary structure secondary structure tertiary structure.
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