Alanine Definition

ălə-nēn
noun
A crystalline amino acid, C3 H7 NO2 , that is a constituent of many proteins.
American Heritage
A naturally occurring nonessential amino acid, CH3CH(NH2)COOH: it is a colorless crystal, soluble in water, and is used in biochemical research.
Webster's New World
A nonessential amino acid, C3 H7 NO2 , that is a constituent of many proteins.
American Heritage Medicine

(biochemistry, uncountable) A nonessential amino acid 2-aminopropanoic acid found in most animal proteins.

Potatoes can be a good source of alanine.
Wiktionary

(countable) A specific residue, molecule, or isomer of this amino acid.

Two alanines are replaced by prolines.
Wiktionary
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A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C3H7NO2.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Alanine

Noun

Singular:
alanine
Plural:
alanines

Origin of Alanine

  • German Alanin ultimately from Aldehyd aldehyde aldehyde

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the word aldehyde.

    From Wiktionary

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