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View in Spanish: Secuencia de aminoácido

Amino acid sequence (uh-MEE-noh A-sid SEE-kwents)
The arrangement of amino acids in a protein. Proteins can be made from 20 different kinds of amino acids, and the structure and function of each protein are determined by the kinds of amino acids used to make it and how they are arranged.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.