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hexone bases

 

Definition: the α-amino acids arginine, histidine, and lysine, which are basic by virtue of the presence in the side chains of a guanidine, imidazole, and amine group, respectively; the term “hexone” is a misnomer given that histidine does not have six carbons.

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