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amino acid

noun [C] uk   /əˌmiː.nəʊˈæs.ɪd/  us   /-noʊ-/ specialized
any of the chemical substances found in plants and animals that combine to make protein (= a substance necessary for the body to grow)
Translations of “amino acid”
in Vietnamese axit amin…
in Spanish Amino Acido…
in Thai กรดอะมิโน…
in Malaysian asid amino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氨基酸…
in Indonesian asam amino…
in Chinese (Simplified) 氨基酸,胺酸…
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