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aminoacyl adenylate

Pronunciation: ă-mē′nō-as′il ă-den′i-lāt

Definition: The product formed by the condensation of the acyl radical of an amino acid and adenosine 5′-monophosphate (originally in the form of adenosine 5′-triphosphate, with elimination of a pyrophosphoric group). Formed in the first step of protein biosynthesis.

Synonym(s): activated amino acid

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