Origin of glycinefrom Classical Greek glykys, sweet (see glycerin) + -ine
Origin of glycineglyc(o)- -ine 2
- (biochemistry) A nonessential amino acid, amino-acetic acid, C2H5NO2 found in most proteins but especially in sugar cane; the simplest amino acid.
Ancient Greek γλυκύς (glukús, “sweet”) + -ine
glycine - Medical Definition