amino

adjective

ami·​no ə-ˈmē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce amino (audio)
: relating to, being, or containing an amine group
often used in combination

Examples of amino in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And protein sequences, just like natural languages, store structure and function in their amino-acid sequence with extreme efficiency. IEEE Spectrum, 14 Mar. 2023 Foods such as lean meats, eggs, nuts, seeds, and legumes are all excellent sources of amino acids. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 6 Feb. 2023 The 20 grams of protein come from soy protein isolate—a vegan protein containing all nine essential amino acids. Isabel Vasquez Rd Ldn, Health, 4 Feb. 2023 This doesn’t mean the AI created some sort of evolutionary superior superhuman (yet), but instead, the AI designed sequences of 20 amino acids that make up proteins. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 30 Jan. 2023 Solein is otherwise 65 to 70 percent protein (including the nine essential amino acids); 5 to 8 percent fat; 10 to 15 percent dietary fiber; and 3 to 5 percent mineral nutrients like iron, plus B vitamins. Tamar Adler, Vogue, 26 Jan. 2023 The sulfate-free Nexxus Unbreakable Care system — which consists of a shampoo, conditioner, and thickening spray — packs keratin protein and amino acids to bulk up each individual strand for stronger, fuller hair over time. Lisa Desantis, Allure, 23 Jan. 2023 The luxurious formula is also powered by a blend of amino acids—the building blocks of protein that also make up the elastin and collagen in your skin. Lacey Muinos, Health, 23 Jan. 2023 Your body contains molecules called amino acids that, when combined with other substances, form proteins. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 15 Jan. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary amine + -o-

First Known Use

circa 1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amino was circa 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Amino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amino. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

amino

adjective
ami·​no ə-ˈmē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce amino (audio)
: relating to, being, or containing an amine group
often used in combination

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