Meaning of 肽

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Pinyin: tài
English Definition: peptide (two or more amino acids linked by peptide bonds CO-NH)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (organic compound) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • meat, flesh; organic compound
    • [ tài ] very, too much; big; extreme
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Example Words
多肽 duō tài polypeptide, chain of amino acids linked by peptide bonds CO-NH, a component of protein
内啡肽 nèi fēi tài endorphin
多肽连 duō tài lián polypeptide chain
肽单位 tài dān wèi peptide unit (on protein chain)
肽基 tài peptide group; peptide unit
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Example Sentences
Fried and boiled eggs were passed through the model gut and the peptide products measured.
They're showing that some of the same peptide hormones are involved in both conditions.
Our emotions swim in a soup of hormones and peptides that percolate through our whole body.
Emory University scientists have discovered that simple peptides can organize into bi-layer membranes.
Scientists hope that the Hep C peptide research will lead to the development of antiviral therapies that could help prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.