a nonessential amino acid, CHNCOOH, formed by the decomposition of proteins
Origin of prolineGerman prolin, contr. from pyrrolidin from pyrrol, pyrrole + -id, -ide + -in, -ine
An amino acid, C5H9NO2, that is found in most proteins and is a major constituent of collagen.
Origin of prolineShort for pyrrolidine one of its constituents pyrrol(e) -id(e) -ine 2
(countable and uncountable, plural prolines)