transamination [trans-am-uh-ney-shuh n, tranz-] Word Origin noun Biochemistry, Chemistry.

  1. the transfer of an amino group from one compound to another.

Origin of transamination First recorded in 1940–45; trans- + amin(o) + -ation transamination in Medicine transamination [trăns-ăm′ə-nā′shən, trănz-] n.

  1. Transfer of an amino group from one chemical compound to another.
  2. Transposition of an amino group within a chemical compound.

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