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