noun. ['ˈpɛpˌtaɪd'] amide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another; usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of protein.
- πεπτός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Rhymes with Peptide
Sentences with peptide
1. Noun, singular or mass
Bromelain is a peptide that breaks down protein.
They also include peptide chains of amino acids that are cross-linked to other, nearby peptide chains.