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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 Spanish Amino Acido…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氨基酸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 氨基酸,胺酸…
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