glycine[glī′sēn′, -sin; glī sēn′]
glycine definition by Webster's New World
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a sweet nonessential amino acid, CH(NH)COOH: it is the simplest amino acid and does not have mirror image isomeric forms
Origin: ; from Classical Greek glykys, sweet (see glycerin) plush -ine
glycine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- A sweet-tasting crystalline nonessential amino acid, C2H5NO2, that is the principal amino acid occurring in sugar cane. The simplest amino acid found in protein, it is derived from the alkaline hydrolysis of gelatin and used in biochemical research and medicine.
- Variant of glycin.
Origin: glyc(o)- + -ine2.
glycine - Medical Definition
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Abbr. Gly A nonessential amino acid derived from the alkaline hydrolysis of gelatin and used as a nutrient and dietary supplement, also used in biochemical research and in the treatment of certain myopathies.
glycine - Science Definition
A nonessential amino acid. Glycine is the simplest amino acid. Chemical formula: C2H5NO2. See more at amino acid.