Definition of Polypeptide

1. Noun. A peptide containing 10 to more than 100 amino acids.

Substance meronyms: Protein
Generic synonyms: Peptide



Definition of Polypeptide

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) Any polymer of (same or different) amino acids joined via peptide bonds. ¹

2. Noun. (biochemistry) Any such polymer that is not folded into a secondary structure of a protein. ¹

3. Noun. (protein) A small protein containing up to 100 amino acids; see also oligopeptide. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polypeptide

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Medical Definition of Polypeptide

1. A peptide which on hydrolysis yields more than two amino acids, called tripeptides, tetrapeptides, etc. According to the number of amino acids contained. (14 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polypeptide

polyparia
polyparies
polyparium
polyparous
polypary
polypathia
polype
polypean
polypectomies
polypectomy
polypectomy snare
polyped
polypeds
polypeptidase
polypeptidases
polypeptide (current term)
polypeptide N-acetylgalactosominyltransferase
polypeptide fucosyltransferase
polypeptides
polypeptidic
polyperythrin
polypes
polypetalous
polyphage
polyphages
polyphagia
polyphagias
polyphagies
polyphagous
polyphagy

Literary usage of Polypeptide

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"162(1979) trie Inhibitory polypeptide, Insulin, and Glucose Changes Produced by Growth ... Washington 98195 : gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIF) its ..."

2. Organic Agricultural Chemistry (the Chemistry of Plants and Animals): A by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1916)
"polypeptide Nucleus. — On the other hand, it has been found that tryptic digestion is inactive toward certain polypeptides, and it is believed that this ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"In every set of experiments with each amino acid or polypeptide, simultaneous experiments were made with amino acid or polypeptide in water, amino acid or ..."

4. Principles of Biochemistry for Students of Medicine, Agriculture and Related by Thorburn Brailsford Robertson (1920)
"CONSEQUENCES OF THE polypeptide STRUCTURE OF PROTEINS. The polypeptides are as essentially amino-acids as the amino-acids out of which they are built up. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"20 July 1970 • polypeptide with Broad Biological Activity: Isolation from Small ... A polypeptide, which has potent and diverse biological action—including ..."

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