transamination

noun
trans·​am·​i·​na·​tion | \ ˌtran(t)s-ˌa-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce transamination (audio) , ˌtranz-\

Definition of transamination

: 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

First Known Use of transamination

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for transamination

International Scientific Vocabulary trans- + amine + -ation

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transamination

noun
trans·​am·​i·​na·​tion | \ ˌtran(t)s-ˌam-ə-ˈnā-shən, ˌtranz- How to pronounce transamination (audio) \

Medical Definition of transamination

: 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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