aminolysis

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am·i·nol·y·sis .am-ə-'näl-ə-səs n, pl -y·ses -.sēz
1) ammonolysis or any analogous decomposition in which an amine takes the place of ammonia
2) hydrolytic deamination (as the conversion of an amino acid into a hydroxy acid)
ami·no·lyt·ic ə-.mē-nə-'lit-ik adj

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am·i·nol·y·sis (am″ə-nolґə-sis) [amine + -lysis] reaction with an amine, resulting in the addition of (or substitution by) an imino group, NH.

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