transamination

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noun trans·am·i·na·tion \ˌtran(t)s-ˌa-mə-ˈnā-shən, ˌtranz-\

Definition of transamination

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of transamination

International Scientific Vocabulary trans- + amine + -ation


First Known Use: 1939


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transamination

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noun trans·am·i·na·tion \ˌtran(t)s-ˌam-ə-ˈnā-shən, ˌtranz-\

Medical Definition of transamination

  1. :  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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