Amino Definition

ə-mēnō, ămə-nō
adjective
Of or containing the NH2 radical in combination with certain nonacidic organic radicals.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
aminic
noun

(chemistry) The amine functional group.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
amino group
prefix
Containing NH2 combined with a nonacid organic radical.
Aminopyrine.
American Heritage
affix
Having one hydrogen atom in the ammonia molecule replaced by an alkyl or other nonacidic radical.
Aminobenzoic acid.
Webster's New World

Origin of Amino

  • From amino–

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From amine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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