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Any of various natural or synthetic compounds containing two or more amino acids joined by peptide bonds that link the carboxyl group of one amino acid to the amino group of another.
pep·tid′ic (-tĭd′ĭk) adj.
a compound containing two or more amino acids in which the carboxyl group of one acid is linked to the amino group of the other.
A chemical compound that is composed of a chain of two or more amino acids and is usually smaller than a protein. Some hormones and antibiotics are peptides.
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|Noun||1.||peptide - amide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another; usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of protein|
amide - any organic compound containing the group -CONH2
fibrinopeptide - peptide released from the amino end of fibrinogen by the action of thrombin to form fibrin during clotting of the blood
polypeptide - a peptide containing 10 to more than 100 amino acids
endorphin - a neurochemical occurring naturally in the brain and having analgesic properties