Definition of Peptide

1. Noun. Amide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another; usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of protein.

Generic synonyms: Amide
Specialized synonyms: Fibrinopeptide, Polypeptide, Endorphin

Definition of Peptide

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A class of organic compounds consisting of various numbers of amino acids in which the amine of one is reacted with the carboxylic acid of the next to form an amide bond. ¹

2. Noun. (biochemistry) The peptide bond itself. ¹

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Definition of Peptide

1. a combination of amino acids [n -S] : PEPTIDIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Peptide

1. A compound of two or more amino acids where the alpha carboxyl group of one is bound to the alpha amino group of another. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peptide

peptic cell
peptic digestion
peptic gland
peptic ulcer
peptic ulcer perforation
peptic ulceration
peptidase D
peptidase P
peptide (current term)
peptide N-alpha acetyltransferase
peptide antibiotic lactonase
peptide bond
peptide bonds
peptide chain
peptide chain elongation
peptide chain initiation
peptide chain termination
peptide chains
peptide deformylase
peptide elongation factor tu
peptide elongation factors
peptide hormone inactivating endopeptidase
peptide hydrolases

Literary usage of Peptide

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Moreover the S-peptide appears to be held in place largely by hydrophobic interactions ... It may be noted that the helical model of the S-peptide, ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... and C-peptide with coronary heart disease In Japanese-American men with a high ... and elevated fasting insulin and C-peptide levels p = 0.001. ..."

3. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"In the marine mollusc, Aplysia, we have characterized a tyrosine kinase receptor for a putative molluscan-insulin-like peptide, which would act as a ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"In no instance was any displaced peptide detected. The remaining insoluble core was washed two times with an ammonium bicarbonate solution brought to pH 6.5 ..."

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