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N terminus

or N terminal

noun Biochemistry.
  1. the amino end of a protein molecule.
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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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