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Medical Term:

transpeptidation

Pronunciation: trans'pep-ti-da'shun

Definition

A reaction involving the transfer of one or more amino acids from one peptide chain to another, as by transpeptidase action, or of a peptide chain itself, as in bacterial cell wall synthesis.

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