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

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