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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: pep'tid


A compound of two or more amino acids in which a carboxyl group of one is united with an amino group of another, with the elimination of a molecule of water, thus forming a peptide bond, –CO–NH–; a substituted amide.

See Also: polypeptide

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