amino group

amino group
the radical -NH2
Syn: ↑amino
Derivationally related forms: ↑amino (for: ↑amino)
Hypernyms: ↑group, ↑radical, ↑chemical group
Hyponyms: ↑glucosamine

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the univalent group, -NH2. Also called amino radical.

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amino group noun
The group NH2 in an amine
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Main Entry:amine

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amino group or amino radical,
the monovalent radical -NH2

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