Definition of Secondary structure

1. Noun. (biochemistry) The general three-dimensional structure of a biopolymer such as DNA or a protein. ¹



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Medical Definition of Secondary structure

1. Structures produced in polypeptide chains involving interactions between amino acids within the chain. Especially _ helical and _ pleated sheet structures. Also applies to the complex folding of nucleic acids as, for example: the clover leaf structure of tRNA. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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