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verb (used with object), de·am·i·nat·ed, de·am·i·nat·ing. Chemistry.
  1. to remove the amino group from (a compound).
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Origin of deaminate

First recorded in 1910–15; de- + aminate
Related formsde·am·i·na·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deamination


deaminize or deaminise

  1. (tr) to remove one or more amino groups from (a molecule)
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Derived Formsdeamination, deaminization or deaminisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for deamination


1912, from de- + amine + -ation.

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deamination in Medicine


  1. The removal of an amine group, usually by hydrolysis.
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