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deaminate

[dee-am-uh-neyt] /diˈæm əˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), deaminated, deaminating. Chemistry
1.
to remove the amino group from (a compound).
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; de- + aminate
Related forms
deamination, noun
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Examples from the web for deaminate
  • Ionophores inhibit bacteria that produce hydrogen, a precursor of methane and bacteria that deaminate amino acids.
  • The lack of a-hydrogens also ensures that unstable imines are not formed which can deaminate in the presence of water.
British Dictionary definitions for deaminate

deaminate

/diːˈæmɪˌneɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove one or more amino groups from (a molecule)
Derived Forms
deamination, deaminization, deaminisation, noun
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