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transamination

[ trans-am-uh-ney-shuhn, tranz- ]
/ trænsˌæm əˈneɪ ʃən, trænz- /
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noun Biochemistry, Chemistry.
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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Medical definitions for transamination

transamination
[ trăns-ăm′ə-nāshən, trănz- ]

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