[trans-pep-ti-dey-shuh n]

noun Biochemistry.

the process of transferring an amino acid or group of amino acids from one compound to another.

Nearby words

  1. transparency,
  2. transparent,
  3. transparent context,
  4. transparent dentin,
  5. transpeptidase,
  6. transpersonal,
  7. transpersonal psychology,
  8. transphobia,
  9. transphosphatase,
  10. transphosphorylation

Origin of transpeptidation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for transpeptidation




A reaction involving the transfer of one or more amino acids from one peptide chain to another.

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