deaminate

[dee-am-uh-neyt]
verb (used with object), deaminated, deaminating. Chemistry.
to remove the amino group from (a compound).

Origin:
1910–15; de- + aminate

deamination, noun
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deaminate, deaminize or deaminise (diːˈæmɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to remove one or more amino groups from (a molecule)
 
deaminize, deaminize or deaminise
 
vb
 
deaminise, deaminize or deaminise
 
vb
 
deami'nation, deaminize or deaminise
 
n
 
deamini'zation, deaminize or deaminise
 
n
 
deamini'sation, deaminize or deaminise
 
n

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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.
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