a process, occurring in the liver, that occurs during the metabolism of amino acids. The amino group (-NH2) is removed from an amino acid and converted to ammonia, which is ultimately converted to urea and excreted.

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de·am·i·na·tion (de-am″ĭ-naґshən) removal of the amino group, NH2, from a compound.

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