Cysteine meaning

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An amino acid, C3 H7 O2 NS, derived from cystine and found in most proteins.
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A nonessential amino acid, HSCH2CH(NH2)COOH, derived from cystine.
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An amino acid, C3 H7 O2 NS, derived from cystine and found in most proteins.
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A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C3H7NO2S.
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(biochemistry) A sulphur-containing nonessential amino acid C3H7NO2S found in most animal proteins; it readily oxidizes to cystine.
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Origin of cysteine

An alteration of cystine.