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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The chemical bond formed between the carboxyl groups and amino groups of neighboring amino acids, constituting the primary linkage of all protein structures.

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  • n. An amide bond formed between the amino and carboxyl functional groups of separate amino acids
  • n. The primary linkage of amino acids in proteins

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the primary linkage of all protein structures; the chemical bond between the carboxyl groups and amino groups that unites a peptide

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