be·​ta-sheet -ˌshēt How to pronounce beta-sheet (audio)
: the structural arrangement of many proteins in which two or more short regions of the polypeptide chain align adjacently and are stabilized by hydrogen bonds into sheets with a pleated or accordionlike appearance

called also beta-pleated sheet

compare alpha-helix

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“Beta-sheet.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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