transpeptidation

noun
trans·​pep·​ti·​da·​tion | \ -ˌpep-tə-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce transpeptidation (audio) \

Medical Definition of transpeptidation

: a chemical reaction (as the reversible conversion of one peptide to another by a protease) in which an amino acid residue or a peptide residue is transferred from one amino compound to another

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“Transpeptidation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/transpeptidation. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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