transpeptidation

transpeptidation

[trans-pep-ti-dey-shuhn]
noun Biochemistry.
the process of transferring an amino acid or group of amino acids from one compound to another.

Origin:
trans- + peptide + -ation

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transpeptidation trans·pep·ti·da·tion (trāns-pěp'tĭ-dā'shən, trānz-)
n.
A reaction involving the transfer of one or more amino acids from one peptide chain to another.

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