octapeptide

noun

oc·​ta·​pep·​tide ˌäk-tə-ˈpep-ˌtīd How to pronounce octapeptide (audio)
: a protein fragment or molecule (such as oxytocin or vasopressin) that consists of eight amino acids linked in a polypeptide chain

Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of octapeptide was in 1931

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“Octapeptide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octapeptide. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

octapeptide

noun
oc·​ta·​pep·​tide ˌäk-tə-ˈpep-ˌtīd How to pronounce octapeptide (audio)
: a protein fragment or molecule (as oxytocin or vasopressin) that consists of eight amino acids linked in a polypeptide chain
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