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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A peptide, such as a small protein, containing many molecules of amino acids, typically between 10 and 100.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A chemical product formed by the condensation of two or more amino-acid radicals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry Any polymer of (same or different) amino acids joined via peptide bonds.
  • noun biochemistry Any such polymer that is not folded into a secondary structure of a protein.
  • noun biochemistry A small protein containing up to 100 amino acids; see also oligopeptide.

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

  • noun a peptide containing 10 to more than 100 amino acids

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