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"amino acid" in British English

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amino acidnoun [C]

uk   /əˌmiː.nəʊˈæs.ɪd/  us   /-noʊ-/ specialized
any of the ​chemicalsubstancesfound in ​plants and ​animals that ​combine to make protein (= a ​substancenecessary for the ​body to ​grow)
(Definition of amino acid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"amino acid" in American English

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amino acidnoun [C]

 /əˈmi·noʊ ˈæ·sɪd, ˈæm·əˌnoʊ/
biology, chemistry any of the ​chemicalsubstancesfound in ​plants and ​animals that ​combine to make ​protein (= ​substancenecessary for the ​body to ​grow)
(Definition of amino acid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “amino acid”
in Spanish Amino Acido…
in Vietnamese axit amin…
in Malaysian asid amino…
in Thai กรดอะมิโน…
in Chinese (Simplified) 氨基酸,胺酸…
in Indonesian asam amino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氨基酸…
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