alpha (alpha)-amino acid

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al·pha (α)-a·mi·no ac·id

(al'fă ă-mē'nō as'id)
Typically, an amino acid of the general formula R-CHNH2-COOH (i.e., the NH2 in the α position); the l forms of these are the hydrolysis products of proteins.