polypeptide


poly·pep·tide

noun \ˌpä-lē-ˈpep-ˌtīd\

Definition of POLYPEPTIDE

:  a molecular chain of amino acids
poly·pep·tid·ic \-(ˌ)pep-ˈti-dik\ adjective

Origin of POLYPEPTIDE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1903

poly·pep·tide

noun \ˌpäl-i-ˈpep-ˌtīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POLYPEPTIDE

: a molecular chain of amino acids
poly·pep·tid·ic \-(ˌ)pep-ˈtid-ik\ adjective

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