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[trans-am-uh-ney-shuh n, tranz-]
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noun Biochemistry, Chemistry.
  1. the transfer of an amino group from one compound to another.
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Origin of transamination

First recorded in 1940–45; trans- + amin(o) + -ation
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transamination in Medicine


(trăns-ăm′ə-nāshən, trănz-)
  1. Transfer of an amino group from one chemical compound to another.
  2. Transposition of an amino group within a chemical compound.
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