Alanine meaning

ălə-nēn
A crystalline amino acid, C3 H7 NO2 , that is a constituent of many proteins.
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A naturally occurring nonessential amino acid, CH3CH(NH2)COOH: it is a colorless crystal, soluble in water, and is used in biochemical research.
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A nonessential amino acid, C3 H7 NO2 , that is a constituent of many proteins.
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A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C3H7NO2.
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(biochemistry, uncountable) A nonessential amino acid 2-aminopropanoic acid found in most animal proteins.

Potatoes can be a good source of alanine.

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

Two alanines are replaced by prolines.

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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