octapeptide

noun oc·ta·pep·tide \ ˌäk-tə-ˈpep-ˌtīd \

Definition of octapeptide

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

First Known Use of octapeptide

1931

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octapeptide

noun oc·ta·pep·tide \ ˌäk-tə-ˈpep-ˌtīd \

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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