Glycine meaning

glīsēn, -sĭn
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A sweet-tasting crystalline nonessential amino acid, C2 H5 NO2 , that is the principal amino acid occurring in sugar cane. The simplest amino acid found in protein, it is derived from the alkaline hydrolysis of gelatin and used in biochemical research and medicine.
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A sweet nonessential amino acid, CH2(NH2)COOH: it is the simplest amino acid and does not have mirror image isomeric forms.
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A sweet-tasting crystalline nonessential amino acid, C2 H5 NO2 , that is the principal amino acid occurring in sugarcane. The simplest amino acid found in protein, it is derived from the alkaline hydrolysis of gelatin and used in biochemical research and medicine.
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A nonessential amino acid. Glycine is the simplest amino acid. Chemical formula: C2H5NO2.
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(biochemistry) A nonessential amino acid, amino-acetic acid, C2H5NO2 found in most proteins but especially in sugar cane; the simplest amino acid.
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A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Faboideae — various beans, including the soybean.
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Origin of glycine

  • glyc(o)– –ine

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

  • Ancient Greek γλυκύς (glukús, “sweet”) +‎ -ine

    From Wiktionary