peptide

noun
pep·​tide | \ ˈpep-ˌtīd How to pronounce peptide (audio) \

Definition of peptide

: any of various amides that are derived from two or more amino acids by combination of the amino group of one acid with the carboxyl group of another and are usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of proteins

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Other Words from peptide

peptidic \ pep-​ˈti-​dik How to pronounce peptide (audio) \ adjective

Examples of peptide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The figure below illustrates the similarities and differences of the peptide sequences. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Copper peptides are the most common type of carrier peptide, which help deliver trace elements to the skin. Dianna Mazzone, Allure, 13 July 2021 Another ingredient is peptides, specifically the peptide acetyl hexapeptide-8. Emily Orofino, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Aug. 2021 Unlike a novel peptide that would need to be formulated and packaged, generic ketamine is cheap to access and already in wide use as an anesthetic. Katie Palmer, STAT, 5 Aug. 2021 These are the carboxy-terminal, the n-terminal domain, the fusion peptide, and the carboxy-terminus of the S2 subunit. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 13 May 2021 Testing individual peptide fragments across the general region of binding noted in other viruses, the researchers found their clearer picture. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 19 May 2021 Here are four peptide-forward formulas worth incorporating into your routine. Cheryl Kramer Kaye, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 June 2021 For example, in the figure below for the fusion peptide, the red indicates a reduction in binding affinity, and the blue indicates a boost. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 13 May 2021

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First Known Use of peptide

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peptide

International Scientific Vocabulary, from peptone

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The first known use of peptide was in 1906

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“Peptide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peptide. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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peptide

noun
pep·​tide | \ ˈpep-ˌtīd How to pronounce peptide (audio) \

Medical Definition of peptide

: any of various amides that are derived from two or more amino acids by combination of the amino group of one acid with the carboxyl group of another and are usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of proteins

Other Words from peptide

peptidic \ pep-​ˈtid-​ik How to pronounce peptide (audio) \ adjective

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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about peptide

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