a covalent bond formed by joining the carboxyl group of one amino acid to the amino group of another, with the removal of a molecule of water.
(biochem) a chemical amide linkage, –NH–CO–, formed by the condensation of the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another
peptide bond n.
The chemical bond formed between the carboxyl groups and amino groups of neighboring amino acids, constituting the primary linkage of all protein structures.
The chemical bond formed between amino acids, constituting the primary linkage in all protein structures. In a peptide bond, the carboxyl group (COOH) of one amino acid bonds with the amino group (NH2) of another, forming the sequence CONH and releasing water (H2O).
peptidergic pep·ti·der·gic (pěp’tĭ-dûr’jĭk) adj. Of or being nerve cells or fibers that may use small peptide molecules as their neurotransmitters.
peptidoglycan pep·ti·do·gly·can (pěp’tĭ-dō-glī’kən, -kān’) n. A polymer found in the cell walls of prokaryotes that consists of polysaccharide and peptide chains in a strong molecular network. Also called mucopeptide, murein.
peptidoid pep·ti·doid (pěp’tĭ-doid’) n. A compound formed by the condensation of two amino acids, with the linkage involving at least one group that is not a carboxyl or an amino group.
[pep-ti-doh-lit-ik] /ˌpɛp tɪ doʊˈlɪt ɪk/ adjective, Biochemistry. 1. causing the hydrolysis of . peptidolytic pep·ti·do·lyt·ic (pěp’tĭ-dō-lĭt’ĭk) adj.