- containing the amino group.
Origin of amino
First recorded in 1900–05; independent use of amino-
- a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the amino group is present: aminobenzene.
Origin of amino-
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Richard Willsttter showed that an internal neutralization takes place between the amino group and the free acidic residue.
The protein molecule is made up of a number of organic units known as amino acids.
Proteins which contain all the amino acids essential for tissue building are known as complete proteins.
These organic acids all contain nitrogen, which puts them into a class to which is given the name of amino acids.
Some of the amino acids that make up a large proportion of animal protein are very scantily represented in plant protein.
- (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the group of atoms -NH 2amino group or radical; amino acid
- indicating the presence of an amino groupaminobenzoic acid
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Word Origin and History for amino
1887, as an element in compound words involving chemicals, from comb. form of amine. Amino acid is attested from 1898.
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- Relating to an amine or other compound containing an NH2 group combined with a nonacid organic radical.
- Containing the radical NH2 combined with a nonacid organic radical:aminobenzoic acid.
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- Relating to an amine or other chemical compound that contains the group NH2.
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