Meaning of AMINO ACID in English

AMINO ACID

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Amino acids are molecules that contain at least one amine group (-NH 2 ) and at least one carboxylic acid group (-COOH). When these groups are both attached to the same carbon, the acid is an -amino acid. -amino acids are the basic building blocks of proteins.

General chemistry English glossary.      Английский глоссарий общей химии.