A short chain of amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) that has sugar molecules attached to it. Some glycopeptides have been studied for their ability to stimulate the immune system.

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  • glycopeptide — gly·co·peptide …   English syllables

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  • glycopeptide antibiotics — see vancomycin …   The new mediacal dictionary

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