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1. peptide

noun. ['ˈpɛpˌtaɪd'] amide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another; usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of protein.

Synonyms

  • endorphin
  • polypeptide
  • fibrinopeptide

Etymology

  • πεπτός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word peptide


1. Noun, singular or mass
Bromelain is a peptide that breaks down protein.

2. Adjective
They also include peptide chains of amino acids that are cross-linked to other, nearby peptide chains.

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