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- tertiary structure
- The manner in which the sheets and helices of the secondary structureThe folding of a protein into sheets and helices held in their shape primarily by hydrogen bonding. of a proteinA biological polymer of amino acids joined by peptide bonds. fold on themselves to define the three-dimensional structure; tertoaru structure is maintained by hydrogen bonds, dipole forces, ionic attractions, covalent bonds, and, most importantly, hydrophobicWater-hating; not attracted to water molecules or polar molecules. interactions.