noun. a short series of amino acids connected by bonds. Peptides are generally recognized by the number of amino acids in the series, for instance, dipeptides possess two, tripeptides three, tetrapeptides four, and so on.

PEPTIDE: "The first student to correlate the correct peptide with its applicable function will receive extra credit."
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