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peptide

noun pep·tide \ˈpep-ˌtīd\

Definition of PEPTIDE

:  any of various amides that are derived from two or more amino acids by combination of the amino group of one acid with the carboxyl group of another and are usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of proteins
pep·tid·ic \pep-ˈti-dik\ adjective

Origin of PEPTIDE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from peptone
First Known Use: 1906

peptide

noun pep·tide \ˈpep-ˌtīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PEPTIDE

:  any of various amides that are derived from two or more amino acids by combination of the amino group of one acid with the carboxyl group of another and are usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of proteins
pep·tid·ic \pep-ˈtid-ik\ adjective

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