octapeptide


oc·ta·pep·tide

noun \ˌäk-tə-ˈpep-ˌtīd\

Definition of OCTAPEPTIDE

:  a protein fragment or molecule (as oxytocin or vasopressin) that consists of eight amino acids linked in a polypeptide chain

First Known Use of OCTAPEPTIDE

1931

oc·ta·pep·tide

noun \ˌäk-tə-ˈpep-ˌtīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OCTAPEPTIDE

: a protein fragment or molecule (as oxytocin or vasopressin) that consists of eight amino acids linked in a polypeptide chain

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