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amino acid meaning

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  • Noun: amino acid  u'meenow'asid
    1. Organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group
      "proteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids"
      - aminoalkanoic acid

    Derived forms: amino acids

    Type of: organic compound

    Part of: protein

    Encyclopedia: Amino acid


  • [Medicine]
    n : an amphoteric organic acid containing the amino group NH2; esp : ALPHA-AMINO ACID

Examples

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  1. the nonessential amino acids were markedly reduced.
  2. all proteins are fabricated of compounds known as amino acids.
  3. little internalization of various amino acid transport sites occurs.
  4. i turn the protein in his dinner lamb chop into amino acids.
  5. these two amino acids derive their carbon skeletons from pyruvate.

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