Definition of amino
: relating to, being, or containing an amine group —often used in combination
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Most basically, toxins can be proteins, peptides (short chains of amino acids), or other molecules that attack cellular functions in another organism.
This phase space is stultifying in size because each link between neighboring amino acids in the chain can be bent and twisted with respect to the next link in a variety of ways.
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Origin and Etymology of amino
International Scientific Vocabulary amine + -o-
First Known Use: circa 1895
Medical Definition of amino
: relating to, being, or containing an amine group—often used in combination
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