noun. a peptide containing 10 to more than 100 amino acids.
Example sentences of the word polypeptide
1. Noun, singular or mass
RNA chains can fold into a wide variety of many shapes in the same manner that a polypeptide chain folds up to form a protein's final shape.
During translation, your cells "read" the mRNA template and use it as a guide to create a polypeptide – a strand of amino acids that'll eventually become a functional protein.