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Definition of Glycopeptide

Glycopeptide: A short chain of amino acids that has sugar molecules attached to it. A glycoprotein is similar in structure to a glycopeptide but has a longer chain of amino acids.

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

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