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amino

[ uh-mee-noh, am-uh-noh ]
/ əˈmi noʊ, ˈæm əˌnoʊ /
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adjective Chemistry.

containing the amino group.

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Nearby words

aminate, amindivi islands, amine, aminic, aminity, amino, amino acid, amino acid dehydrogenase, amino acid oxidase, amino acid sequence, amino acids

Origin of amino

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

Definition for amino (2 of 2)

amino-


a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the amino group is present: aminobenzene.
Also -amine; especially before a vowel, amin-.

Origin of amino-

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British Dictionary definitions for amino (1 of 2)

amino

/ (əˈmaɪnəʊ, -ˈmiː-) /

noun

(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the group of atoms -NH 2amino group or radical; amino acid

British Dictionary definitions for amino (2 of 2)

amino-


combining form

indicating the presence of an amino groupaminobenzoic acid

Word Origin for amino-

from amine
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Word Origin and History for amino

amino-


1887, as an element in compound words involving chemicals, from comb. form of amine. Amino acid is attested from 1898.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for amino (1 of 2)

amino

[ ə-mēnō, ămə-nō′ ]

adj.

Relating to an amine or other compound containing an NH2 group combined with a nonacid organic radical.

Medicine definitions for amino (2 of 2)

amino-


pref.

Containing the radical NH2 combined with a nonacid organic radical:aminobenzoic acid.
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Science definitions for amino

amino

[ ə-mēnō, ămə-nō′ ]

Relating to an amine or other chemical compound that contains the group NH2.
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