Hydroxyproline definition

hīdräksəprōlēn, hīdräksəprōlin
A nonessential amino acid, HOC4H7NCOOH, found in connective tissue, esp. collagens.
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(biochemistry) A hydroxy derivative of the amino acid proline found in the structural proteins of connective tissue.
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Noun

Singular:
hydroxyproline
Plural:
hydroxyprolines