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Amino Acid

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  • An amino acid is a compound whose molecule contains one or more carboxylic acid groups, one or more amine groups, and may contain other functional groups.


    see also alpha amino acid, beta amino acid, standard amino acid, nonstandard amino acid, essential amino acid, nonessential amino acid

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