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Imino acid

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noun, plural: imino acids

A molecule with both imine (>C=NH) and carboxylic (-COOH) functional groups attached to the same carbon atom.


Amino acids containing a secondary amine group are sometimes named imino acids, for example proline.

See also: amino acid.