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Aminoalkanoic Acid

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Definition of the noun aminoalkanoic acid

What does aminoalkanoic acid mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of aminoalkanoic acid: amino acid
    • more generic term: organic compound = any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
    • more specific terms:
      • alanine = a crystalline amino acid that occurs in many proteins
      • asparagine = a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and in many plants
      • aspartic acid = a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and occurring naturally in sugar beets and sugar cane
      • canavanine = an amino acid found in the jack bean
      • citrulline = an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is an intermediate in the conversion of ornithine to arginine
      • cysteine = an amino acid containing sulfur that is found in most proteins
      • cystine = a crystalline amino acid found in proteins
      • dihydroxyphenylalanine / dopa = amino acid that is formed in the liver and converted into dopamine in the brain
      • essential amino acid = an amino acid that is required by animals but that they cannot synthesize
      • gamma aminobutyric acid / GABA = an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system
      • glutaminic acid / glutamic acid = an amino acid occurring in proteins; important in the nitrogen metabolism of plants
      • glutamine = a crystalline amino acid occurring in proteins
      • glycine = the simplest amino acid found in proteins and the principal amino acid in sugar cane
      • hydroxyproline = a crystalline amino acid obtained from gelatin or collagen
      • iodoamino acid = an amino acid with iodine added
      • ornithine = an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is important in the formation of urea
      • proline = an amino acid that is found in many proteins
      • creatine / creatin = an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates both in the free form and as phosphocreatine
      • sarcosine = a sweetish crystalline amino acid
      • serine = a sweetish crystalline amino acid involved in the synthesis by the body of cysteine
      • thyronine = a phenolic amino acid of which thyroxine is a derivative
      • tyramine = amino acid derived from tyrosine; has a sympathomimetic action
      • tyrosine = an amino acid found in most proteins
    • substance of: protein = any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues

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Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

amino acid (aminoalkanoic acid; AA; aa). any of a class of organic acids (but see basic amino acid, below) that contains both the amino (NH2) and carboxyl ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

amino acid (aminoalkanoic acid; AA). any of a class of organic acids with the general formula ...

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