Meaning of “amino acid” in the English Dictionary

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amino acidnoun [ C ]

/əˈmi·noʊ ˈæ·sɪd, ˈæm·əˌnoʊ/

biology, chemistry any of the chemical substances found in plants and animals that combine to make protein (= substance necessary for the body to grow)

(Definition of “amino acid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)