Peptide meaning

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The definition of a peptide is a compound that contains two or more amino acids that is formed by the breaking down of proteins or by being linked together in a defined order.

An example of a peptide is a simple protein in a lab.

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Any of various natural or synthetic compounds containing two or more amino acids linked by the carboxyl group of one amino acid to the amino group of another.
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Any of a group of compounds formed from two or more amino acids by the linkage of amino groups of some of the acids with carboxyl groups of others, or by the hydrolysis of proteins.
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Any of various natural or synthetic compounds containing two or more amino acids joined by peptide bonds that link the carboxyl group of one amino acid to the amino group of another.
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A chemical compound that is composed of a chain of two or more amino acids and is usually smaller than a protein. The amino acids can be alike or different. Many hormones and antibiotics are peptides.
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(biochemistry) A class of organic compounds consisting of various numbers of amino acids in which the amine of one is reacted with the carboxylic acid of the next to form an amide bond.
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(biochemistry) The peptide bond itself.
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Origin of peptide

  • pept(one) –ide
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek πεπτός (peptos, “digested”).
    From Wiktionary