aminoalkanoic acid

noun
organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group
-

proteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids

Syn: ↑amino acid
Hypernyms: ↑organic compound
Hyponyms:
Substance Holonyms: ↑protein

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • glutaminic acid — noun an amino acid occurring in proteins; important in the nitrogen metabolism of plants; used in monosodium glutamate to enhance the flavor of meats • Syn: ↑glutamic acid • Hypernyms: ↑amino acid, ↑aminoalkanoic acid * * * |glüd.ə|minik noun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • essential amino acid — noun an amino acid that is required by animals but that they cannot synthesize; must be supplied in the diet • Hypernyms: ↑amino acid, ↑aminoalkanoic acid • Hyponyms: ↑arginine, ↑histidine, ↑isoleucine, ↑leucine, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • aspartic acid — noun a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and occurring naturally in sugar beets and sugar cane • Hypernyms: ↑amino acid, ↑aminoalkanoic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • gamma aminobutyric acid — noun an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system; acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter • Syn: ↑GABA • Hypernyms: ↑amino acid, ↑aminoalkanoic acid, ↑neurotransmitter …   Useful english dictionary

  • iodoamino acid — noun an amino acid with iodine added (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑amino acid, ↑aminoalkanoic acid • Hyponyms: ↑iodotyrosine, ↑iodothyronine …   Useful english dictionary

  • GABA — noun an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system; acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter • Syn: ↑gamma aminobutyric acid • Hypernyms: ↑amino acid, ↑aminoalkanoic acid, ↑neurotransmitter * * * abbreviation gamma aminobutyric acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • hydroxyproline — noun a crystalline amino acid obtained from gelatin or collagen • Hypernyms: ↑amino acid, ↑aminoalkanoic acid * * * “+ noun : a crystalline amino acid HOC4H7NCOOH obtained in the levorotatory l form especially by hydrolysis of gelatin or collagen …   Useful english dictionary

  • organic compound — noun any compound of carbon and another element or a radical • Hypernyms: ↑compound, ↑chemical compound • Hyponyms: ↑aldehyde, ↑aliphatic compound, ↑alkylbenzene, ↑alkyl halide, ↑haloalk …   Useful english dictionary

  • canavanine — noun an amino acid found in the jack bean • Hypernyms: ↑amino acid, ↑aminoalkanoic acid * * * ˌkanəˈvaˌnēn, ˈä , ˈa ; kəˈnavəˌn noun ( s) Etymology: Internati …   Useful english dictionary

  • ornithine — noun an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is important in the formation of urea • Hypernyms: ↑amino acid, ↑aminoalkanoic acid * * * ornithine Chem. (ˈɔːnɪθaɪn) [f. Gr. ὀρνῑθ bird + ine5.] A base, C5H12N2O2, which enters into the… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.