Other definitions for amino- (2 of 2)
a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the amino group is present: aminobenzene.
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How to use amino in a sentence
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.Eat Turkey All You Want! It’s Not Going to Put You to Sleep | Kent Sepkowitz | November 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
She cut out amino acids and other slightly toxic chemicals found in many foods we consume every day.Be Meat and Drink: A Conceptual Performance at Allegra LaViola Gallery | Lizzie Crocker | April 15, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 Organism as a Whole | Jacques Loeb
The different proteins differ in regard to the different types of amino acids which they contain.The Organism as a Whole | Jacques Loeb
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.
British Dictionary definitions for amino (1 of 2)
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the group of atoms -NH 2: amino group or radical; amino acid
British Dictionary definitions for amino- (2 of 2)
indicating the presence of an amino group: aminobenzoic acid
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Scientific definitions for amino
Relating to an amine or other chemical compound that contains the group NH2.
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