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- a long chain of amino acids joined together by peptide bonds (a polypeptide chain).
- compound of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and traces of phosphorous or sulfur
Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
- either a single polypeptide chain or a complex of polypeptide chains
Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
- A polymer of amino acids linked via peptide bonds and which may be composed of two or more polypeptide chains.