Definition: 'Side Chain'
side chainType: Term
1. a chain of noncyclic atoms linked to a benzene ring, or to any cyclic chain compound;
2. the atoms of an α-amino acid other than the α-carboxyl group, the α-amino group, the α-carbon, and the hydrogen attached to the α-carbon.
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