oligopeptide etymology

English word oligopeptide comes from English oligo- (Few.), English peptide

Detailed word origin of oligopeptide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
oligo- English (eng) Few.
peptide English (eng) (chemistry) The peptide bond itself.. (organic compound) A class of organic compounds consisting of various numbers of amino acids in which the amine of one is reacted with the carboxylic acid of the next to form an amide bond.
oligopeptide English (eng) (biochemistry) A peptide containing a relatively small number of amino acids.

Words with the same origin as oligopeptide

Descendants of oligo-
diphosphooligosaccharide fructooligosaccharide oligoarginine oligochitosan oligochrome oligoclase oligoclonal oligocone oligocrystalline oligodynamic oligolecithal oligomania oligopeptidase oligopetalous oligopotency oligopotent oligopsony oligopyrimidine oligosemy oligosialic oligosilane oligosome oligosymptomatic oligotrophic
Descendants of peptide
ectopeptidase exopeptidase metalloendopeptidase peptibody peptidase peptidic peptidome peptoid transpeptidation