octapeptide

noun
oc·​ta·​pep·​tide | \ ˌäk-tə-ˈpep-ˌtīd How to pronounce octapeptide (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Octapeptide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octapeptide. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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octapeptide

noun
oc·​ta·​pep·​tide | \ ˌäk-tə-ˈpep-ˌtīd How to pronounce octapeptide (audio) \

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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