octapeptide
noun Date: 1931 a protein fragment or molecule (as oxytocin or vasopressin) that consists of eight amino acids linked in a polypeptide chain

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  • octapeptide — noun An oligopeptide having eight amino acids …   Wiktionary

  • octapeptide — A peptide made up of eight amino acid residues. * * * oc·ta·pep·tide .äk tə pep .tīd n a protein fragment or molecule (as oxytocin or vasopressin) that consists of eight amino acids linked in a polypeptide chain * * * oc·ta·pep·tide… …   Medical dictionary

  • octapeptide — oc·ta·peptide …   English syllables

  • octapeptide — ˌäktəˌ noun Etymology: octa + peptide : a protein fragment or molecule (as oxytocin or vasopressin) that consists of eight amino acids linked in a polypeptide chain …   Useful english dictionary

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