alanine definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
a naturally occurring nonessential amino acid, CHCH(NH)COOH: it is a colorless crystal, soluble in water, and is used in biochemical research
Origin: German alanin ; from al(dehyd), aldehyde plush -an- (arbitrary insert) plush -in, -ine
alanine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A crystalline amino acid, C3H7NO2, that is a constituent of many proteins.
Origin: German Alanin, ultimately from Aldehyd, aldehyde; see aldehyde.
alanine - Medical Definition
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
noun Abbr. Ala
A crystalline amino acid that is a constituent of many proteins.
alanine - Science Definition
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C3H7NO2. See more at amino acid.