[trans-am-uh-ney-shuh n, tranz-]

noun Biochemistry, Chemistry.

the transfer of an amino group from one compound to another.

Nearby words

  1. transaldolation,
  2. transalpine,
  3. transalpine gaul,
  4. transamidination,
  5. transaminase,
  6. transannular,
  7. transarctic,
  8. transatlantic,
  9. transaxle,
  10. transcalent

Origin of transamination

First recorded in 1940–45; trans- + amin(o) + -ation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for transamination


[trăns-ăm′ə-nāshən, trănz-]


Transfer of an amino group from one chemical compound to another.
Transposition of an amino group within a chemical compound.

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