aminoacyl

[ə-mē′nō-ăsəl]

n.

The radical formed when the carboxyl group of an amino acid loses a hydroxyl group.

Nearby words

  1. amino-,
  2. amino-acid dating,
  3. aminoacetic acid,
  4. aminoacidemia,
  5. aminoaciduria,
  6. aminobenzene,
  7. aminobenzoic acid,
  8. aminocarb,
  9. aminocitric acid,
  10. aminocyclohexane


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