Definition of oligopeptide in English:

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oligopeptide

Pronunciation: /ˌäləɡōˈpeptīd/

noun

Biochemistry
A peptide whose molecules contain a relatively small number of amino-acid residues.
Example sentences
  • By analogy, biomaterials like proteins and self-assembling oligopeptides may have a critical aggregation concentration based on their amphiphilic structures.
  • These zinc-dependent endoproteases may act on a large number of substrates, or they may be highly specific, targeting only one or a few proteins or oligopeptides.
  • These values can be used to estimate the total time to calculate free energies for oligopeptides of larger protein systems.

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Syllabification: ol·i·go·pep·tide

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