Dictionary

heterocyclic amine

noun

Definition of HETEROCYCLIC AMINE

:  an amine containing one or more closed rings of carbon and nitrogen; especially :  any of various carcinogenic amines formed when creatine or creatinine reacts with free amino acids and sugar in meat cooked at high temperatures

First Known Use of HETEROCYCLIC AMINE

1984
Medical Dictionary

heterocyclic amine

noun

Medical Definition of HETEROCYCLIC AMINE

:  an amine containing one or more closed rings of carbon and nitrogen; especially :  any of various carcinogenic amines that are formed when creatine or creatinine reacts with free amino acids and sugar in meat cooked at high temperature—abbreviation HCA

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: heterocystPrevious Word in the Dictionary: heterocyclicAll Words Near: heterocyclic amine
July 02, 2015
apprehension Hear it
comprehension or the fear of future evil
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears