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English noun: amino acid

1. amino acid (substance) organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group

SamplesProteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids.

Synonymsaminoalkanoic acid

Broader (hypernym)organic compound

Narrower (hyponym)alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, canavanine, citrulline, creatin, creatine, cysteine, cystine, dihydroxyphenylalanine, dopa, essential amino acid, GABA, gamma aminobutyric acid, glutamic acid, glutamine, glutaminic acid, glycine, hydroxyproline, iodoamino acid, ornithine, proline, sarcosine, serine, thyronine, tyramine, tyrosine

Substance meronymprotein

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