or N terminal
the amino end of a protein molecule.
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Compare C terminus.
Origin of N terminus
abbreviation for nitrogen or –NH2
Related formsN-ter·mi·nal [en-tur-muh-nl] /ˈɛnˌtɜr mə nl/, adjective
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