pentapeptide

noun

pen·​ta·​pep·​tide ˌpen-tə-ˈpep-ˌtīd How to pronounce pentapeptide (audio)
: a polypeptide that contains five amino acid residues

Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pentapeptide was in 1905

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“Pentapeptide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentapeptide. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

pentapeptide

noun
pen·​ta·​pep·​tide ˌpent-ə-ˈpep-ˌtīd How to pronounce pentapeptide (audio)
: a polypeptide that contains five amino acid residues
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