glutamic acidglu·tam·ic acid
a nonessential amino acid, COOH(CH)CH(NH)COOH
Origin of glutamic acidglut(en) + am(ino) + -ic
A nonessential amino acid, C5H9NO4, occurring widely in plant and animal tissue and proteins, and having monosodium glutamate as a salt.
Origin of glutamic acidglut(en) am(ide) -ic