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Definition of Cyclic citrullinated peptide

Cyclic citrullinated peptide: A circular peptide containing the amino acid citrulline. Abbreviated CCP. Autoantibodies directed against CCP are found in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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