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- noun An organic compound containing an amino group (NH2), a carboxylic acid group (COOH), and any of various side groups, especially any of the twenty compounds that have the basic formula NH2CHRCOOH, and that link together by peptide bonds to form proteins or that function as chemical messengers and as intermediates in metabolism.
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- noun organic chemistry Any
organic compoundcontaining both an aminoand a carboxylic acid functional group.
- noun biochemistry Any of the twenty
naturally occurringα-amino acids (having the amino, and carboxylic acid groups on the same carbon atom), and a varietyof side chains, that combine, via peptide bonds, to form proteins.
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- noun organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group
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See amine and acid.
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