transamination


trans·am·i·na·tion

noun \ˌtran(t)s-ˌa-mə-ˈnā-shən, ˌtranz-\

Definition of TRANSAMINATION

:  a reversible oxidation-reduction reaction in which an amino group is transferred typically from an alpha-amino acid to the carbonyl carbon atom of an alpha-keto acid

Origin of TRANSAMINATION

International Scientific Vocabulary trans- + amine + -ation
First Known Use: 1939

trans·am·i·na·tion

noun \ˌtran(t)s-ˌam-ə-ˈnā-shən, ˌtranz-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSAMINATION

: a reversible oxidation-reduction reaction in which an amino group is transferred typically from an alpha-amino acid to the carbonyl carbon atom of an alpha-keto acid

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