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.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?

American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Scientific definitions for primary structure

primary structure

The linear sequence of amino acids in a protein. See also quaternary structure secondary structure tertiary structure.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.