amino group

amino group

noun Chemistry.
the univalent group, −NH 2 .
Also called amino radical.
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Main Entry:  amino group
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in chemistry, an -NH2 group, consisting of a nitrogen atom attached by single bonds to hydrogen atoms, alkyl groups, aryl groups, or a combination of them; also called amino radical
Example:  An organic compound that contains an amino group is called an amine.
Usage:  science
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