dipeptide

noun
di·​pep·​tide | \ (ˌ)dī-ˈpep-ˌtīd How to pronounce dipeptide (audio) \

Definition of dipeptide

: a peptide that yields two molecules of amino acid on hydrolysis

Examples of dipeptide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The simplest peptides, just two amino acids, are called dipeptides, while three amino acids are tripeptides, and so on. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "We're All Born from the Same 20 Amino Acids, So Can't We All Just Get Along?," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of dipeptide

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Dipeptide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dipeptide. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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dipeptide

noun
di·​pep·​tide | \ (ˈ)dī-ˈpep-ˌtīd How to pronounce dipeptide (audio) \

Medical Definition of dipeptide

: a peptide that yields two molecules of amino acid on hydrolysis

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