Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

amino-

The amine group, NH2—.

[From amine, an organic derivative of ammonia.]

The prefix commonly appears as a free-standing word in amino acid, one of a number of organic compounds essential for life; the name comes from the presence of an amine group in each. The aminoglucosides are a group of antibiotics that includes streptomycin; aminophylline is used to treat asthma; aminoplastic resins derive from amine compounds such as urea; aminocarb is an insecticide.

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