peptide

See also: Peptide

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EtymologyEdit

From German Peptid, from Ancient Greek πεπτός (peptós, digested).

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peptide (plural peptides)

  1. (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.
  2. (chemistry) The peptide bond itself.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English peptide.

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peptide m (plural peptides)

  1. (biochemistry) peptide

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peptide m (plural peptidi)

  1. (biochemistry) peptide

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