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      n   any of a group of compounds consisting of two or more amino acids linked by chemical bonding between their respective carboxyl and amino groups  
   See also       peptide bond       polypeptide  

peptide bond  
      n     (Biochem)   a chemical amide linkage, --NH--CO--, formed by the condensation of the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another  
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