amino








adjective Chemistry.

  1. containing the amino group.

  1. a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the amino group is present: aminobenzene.

noun

  1. (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the group of atoms -NH 2amino group or radical; amino acid

combining form

  1. indicating the presence of an amino groupaminobenzoic acid

1887, as an element in compound words involving chemicals, from comb. form of amine. Amino acid is attested from 1898.

adj.

  1. Relating to an amine or other compound containing an NH2 group combined with a nonacid organic radical.

pref.

  1. Containing the radical NH2 combined with a nonacid organic radical:aminobenzoic acid.

  1. Relating to an amine or other chemical compound that contains the group NH2.

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