As nouns the difference between peptides and polypeptide
is that peptides
is while polypeptide
is (organic chemistry) any polymer of (same or different) amino acids joined via peptide bonds.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(organic chemistry) Any polymer of (same or different) amino acids joined via peptide bonds.
(biochemistry) Any such polymer that is not folded into a secondary structure of a protein.
(protein) A small protein containing up to 100 amino acids; see also oligopeptide.