- 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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- 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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- Containing the radical NH2 combined with a nonacid organic radical:aminobenzoic acid.
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