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primary structure

noun
1.
Biochemistry. the basic sequence of amino acids in a polypeptide or protein.
2.
the basic parts of an aircraft, damage to which would be dangerous.
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primary structure  
The linear sequence of amino acids in a protein. See also quaternary structure, secondary structure, tertiary structure.

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