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diketopiperazine

diketopiperazine in Medicine

diketopiperazine di·ke·to·pi·per·a·zine (dī-kē'tō-pī-pěr'ə-zēn')
n.

  1. A cyclic dipeptide formed by the dehydration of two molecules of glycine.

  2. Any of various cyclic organic compounds formed by the dehydration of alpha-amino acids other than glycine.

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