Definition of carboxy terminus in English:

carboxy terminus

noun

Biochemistry Chemistry
  • The free carboxyl group at one end of a peptide chain; the end of a peptide chain that terminates in a free carboxyl group, rather than in an amino group; contrasted with "amino terminus".

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Pronunciation

carboxy terminus

/kɑːˌbɒksɪ ˈtəːmɪnəs//kɑːˈbɒksɪ ˌtəːmɪnəs/