Lysine definition

līsēn, -sĭn
An essential amino acid, C6 H14 N2 O2 , obtained by the hydrolysis of proteins and required by the body for optimum growth.
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An essential amino acid, NH2(CH2)4CH(NH2)COOH, obtained synthetically or by the hydrolysis of certain proteins in digestion.
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An essential amino acid, C6 H14 N2 O2 , obtained by the hydrolysis of proteins and required by the body for optimum growth.
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An essential amino acid. Chemical formula: C6H14N2O2.
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(biochemistry) An essential amino acid C6H14N2O2.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lysine
Plural:
lysines

Origin of lysine

  • From lysis in reference to its tendency to participate in catalysis.

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