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Medical Term:

Ramachandran plot

Pronunciation: rahm'a-chahn'drahn

Definition: a graphic representation in which the dihedral angle of rotation about the a-carbon-to-carbonyl-carbon bond in polypeptides is plotted against the dihedral angle of rotation about the a-carbon-to-nitrogen bond.

Synonym(s): conformational map

[G. N. Ramachandran]

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