Natural or synthetic compounds having sequences of amino and hydroxy carboxylic acid residues (usually α-amino and α-hydroxy acids), commonly but not necessarily regularly alternating. In cyclodepsipeptides, the residues are connected in a ring.
carboxylic acids
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1331 [Terms] [Paper]
See also:
PAC, 1984, 56, 595. (Nomenclature and Symbolism for Amino Acids and Peptides) on page 617 [Terms] [Paper]