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noun 
  1. (organic chemistry) Any organic compound containing both an amine, amino and a carboxylic acid functional group.
  2. (biochemistry) Any of the twenty naturally occurring α-amino acids (having the amino, and carboxylic acid groups on the same carbon atom), and a variety of side chains, that combine, via peptide bonds, to form proteins.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: (t, nl, aminozuur, n)
  • French: acide aminé(fr)m
  • German: Aminosí¤ure(de)f
  • Italian: amminoacido(it)m
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: aminoí¡cido(es)m
Etymology: See (term, amine) and (term, acid).


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