See also: Peptide
From peptone, partially hydrolyzed protein, or German Peptid, from German Pepton, from Ancient Greek πεπτόν (peptón, “cooked, digested”) derived from πέπτω (péptō, “soften, ripen, boil, cook, bake, digest”).
peptide (plural peptides)
- (organic chemistry) Any of 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.
- 2004, Harold McGee, chapter 1, in On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen, Scribner, →ISBN:
- When it’s digested, its long amino-acid chains are first broken down into smaller fragments, or peptides. It turns out that many hormones and drugs are also peptides, and a number of casein peptides do affect the body in hormone-like ways.
- (chemistry) The peptide bond itself.
- See also Thesaurus:peptide
- atrial natriuretic peptide
- lasso peptide
- peptide bond
- peptide chain
- peptide nucleic acid
class of organic compounds
peptide m (plural peptides)
- “peptide”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
peptide m (plural peptidi)