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amino-acid dating

[uh-mee-noh as-id, am-uh-noh-] /əˈmi noʊ ˈæs ɪd, ˈæm əˌnoʊ-/
noun
1.
a method used to date an organic geological or archaeological specimen, as a fossil or mummified body, by determining how much change has occurred in the amino-acid structure of that specimen.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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