heterocyclic amine

noun

Definition of heterocyclic amine

  1. :  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

1984

First Known Use of heterocyclic amine

1984


Medical Dictionary

heterocyclic amine

noun

Medical Definition of heterocyclic amine

  1. :  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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up heterocyclic amine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!