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secondary structure[′sek·ən‚der·ē ′strək·chər]
The conformation of a protein or peptide molecule with respect to nearest-neighbor amino acids.
A structure such as a fault, fold, or joint resulting from tectonic movement that started after the rock in which it is found was emplaced.
A coarse structure usually between the thin sheets in the protective wall of a tintinnid.
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