1. [ noun ] (biology,chemistry,biochemistry) organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group
Synonyms: aminoalkanoic_acid

"proteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids"

Related terms: acid organic_compound tyrosine iodoamino_acid thyronine gamma_aminobutyric_acid canavanine asparagine glutamine glycine citrulline alanine hydroxyproline dihydroxyphenylalanine proline cysteine glutamic_acid inessential_amino_acid essential_amino_acid peptide creatine sarcosine serine ornithine cystine aspartic_acid tyramine homocysteine protein
Similar spelling:   aminoaciduria