a naturally occurring nonessential amino acid, CHCH(NH)COOH: it is a colorless crystal, soluble in water, and is used in biochemical research
Origin of alanineGerman alanin ; from al(dehyd), aldehyde + -an- (arbitrary insert) + -in, -ine
A crystalline amino acid, C3H7NO2, that is a constituent of many proteins.
Origin of alanineGerman Alanin, ultimately from Aldehyd, aldehyde; see aldehyde.
From the word aldehyde.