Polypeptide



[pol-ee-pep-tahyd, -tid] /ˌpɒl iˈpɛp taɪd, -tɪd/

noun, Biochemistry.
1.
a chain of amino acids linked together by bonds and having a molecular weight of up to about 10,000.
/ˌpɒlɪˈpɛptaɪd/
noun
1.
any of a group of natural or synthetic polymers made up of amino acids chemically linked together; this class includes the proteins See also peptide
n.

peptide built from a large number of amino acids, 1903, from German polypeptid; see poly- + peptide.

polypeptide pol·y·pep·tide (pŏl’ē-pěp’tīd’)
n.
A peptide containing many amino acids, typically between 10 and 100.
polypeptide
(pŏl’ē-pěp’tīd’)
A peptide, such as a small protein, containing many molecules of amino acids, typically between 10 and 100.

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