transpeptidation [trans-pep-ti-dey-shuh n] Word Origin noun Biochemistry.

  1. the process of transferring an amino acid or group of amino acids from one compound to another.

Origin of transpeptidation trans- + peptide + -ation transpeptidation in Medicine transpeptidation [trăns-pĕp′tĭ-dā′shən] n.

  1. A reaction involving the transfer of one or more amino acids from one peptide chain to another.

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