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Can you name the amino acids given the origins of their names?

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Origin of nameAmino acidFurther etymology
Greek for 'loosening, dissolution'
*Latin for 'bull'
Greek for 'bladder'
Latin for 'watermelon'
Greek for 'cheese'
Greek for 'white'
Greek for 'red'
Greek for 'sweet'
Latin for 'silk'
Greek words for 'rubbing' and 'to appear'
Greek for 'bird'
Greek for 'flesh'

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Created Apr 15, 2011ReportNominate
Tags:Acid, amino, Etymology, Further, origin

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