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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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