aminolysis

noun
am·​i·​nol·​y·​sis | \ ˌam-ə-ˈnäl-ə-səs How to pronounce aminolysis (audio) \
plural aminolyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce aminolyses (audio) \

Medical Definition of aminolysis

1 : ammonolysis or any analogous decomposition in which an amine takes the place of ammonia
2 : hydrolytic deamination (as the conversion of an amino acid into a hydroxy acid)

Other Words from aminolysis

aminolytic \ ə-​ˌmē-​nə-​ˈlit-​ik How to pronounce aminolytic (audio) \ adjective

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“Aminolysis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aminolysis. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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