an essential amino acid, NH(CH)CH(NH)COOH, obtained synthetically or by the hydrolysis of certain proteins in digestion
Origin of lysinelys(i)- + -ine
An essential amino acid, C6H14N2O2, obtained by the hydrolysis of proteins and required by the body for optimum growth.
(countable and uncountable, plural lysines)
- (biochemistry) An essential amino acid C6H14N2O2.