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amino

1

[ uh-mee-noh, am-uh-noh ]

adjective

, Chemistry.
  1. containing the amino group.


amino-

2
  1. a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the amino group is present:

    aminobenzene.

amino

1

/ əˈmaɪnəʊ; -ˈmiː- /

noun

  1. modifier of, consisting of, or containing the group of atoms -NH 2

    amino group or radical

    amino acid



amino-

2

combining_form

  1. indicating the presence of an amino group

    aminobenzoic acid

amino

/ ə-mēnō,ămə-nō′ /

  1. Relating to an amine or other chemical compound that contains the group NH 2 .


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Word History and Origins

Origin of amino1

First recorded in 1900–05; independent use of amino-

Origin of amino2

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Word History and Origins

Origin of amino1

from amine

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Example Sentences

NASA’s Cassini space probe even identified compounds containing carbon, nitrogen and oxygen within Enceladus’ plumes, some of the ingredients of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins.

Certain beneficial bacteria will eat tryptophan, an amino acid in root exudates, and return it to the plant as indole-3-acetic acid, one of the botanical world’s most important growth hormones.

To make proteins, a cell looks to these three-letter “codons” to determine which amino acid to add next to a protein it is building.

To become stinky 3M3SH, enzymes have to remove those two amino acids.

By predicting the elusive ways in which various proteins fold on the basis of their amino acid sequences, AlphaFold may soon have a tremendous impact in aiding drug discovery and fighting some of today’s most intractable diseases.

Eggs, he says, are a good source of cysteine, an amino acid that helps the liver break down alcohol faster.

Comets contain amino acids, which are organic compounds that include the raw ingredients for proteins that make for living things.

Unlike coffee, tea has an amino acid that is associated with calmness: Theanine.

The premise is this: turkey is chock-full of a soporific essential amino acid, tryptophan, one of the 22 essential amino acids.

She cut out amino acids and other slightly toxic chemicals found in many foods we consume every day.

Thus the proteins are digested down to the amino acids and these diffuse into the blood as demonstrated by Folin and by Van Slyke.

The different proteins differ in regard to the different types of amino acids which they contain.

The same increase accompanies the introduction of the amino group into aromatic nuclei.

It would, therefore, appear that the value of the amino bodies is largely of a stimulant character.

Apothesine, the hydrochlorid of diethyl-amino-propyl-cinnamate, is an efficient local anesthetic.

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