primary structure

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pri·mar·y struc·ture

in a macromolecule, the sequence of subunits that make up that macromolecule; for example, the amino acid sequence of a protein.

primary structure

n.
The linear sequence of amino acids in a protein or of nucleotides in a nucleic acid.

primary structure

  1. the linear sequence of amino acids in a POLYPEPTIDE CHAIN.
  2. the NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE in nucleic acids.