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amino-acid dating

[ uh-mee-noh -as-id, am-uh-noh- ]
/ əˈmi noʊ ˈæs ɪd, ˈæm əˌnoʊ- /
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a method used to date an organic geological or archaeological specimen, as a fossil or mummified body, by determining how much change has occurred in the amino-acid structure of that specimen.

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Origin of amino-acid dating

First recorded in1970–75
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