from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hydrolytic decomposition-product of albuminous origin which contains one or more amino acids in combination (as dipeptids, tripeptids, tetrapeptids, polypeptids, etc.). The peptids stand on a lower scale of complexity of composition than the albumoses. See also tryptic digestion.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Rosalyn Yalow for "the development of radioimmunoassays of peptid hormones".
Chemists at the University of Arizona have developed modified versions of naturally occurring peptid ...
At first they thought she had an upset stomach and gave her fluid a peptid ac shot and sent her home.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.