Methionine meaning

mə-thī'ə-nēn'
A sulfur-containing essential amino acid, C5 H11 NO2 S, obtained from various proteins or prepared synthetically and used as a dietary supplement and in pharmaceuticals.
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An essential amino acid, CH3SCH2CH2CH(NH2)COOH, that contains sulfur, obtained from various proteins and used as a food supplement and in medicine.
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A sulfur-containing essential amino acid, C5 H11 NO2 S, obtained from various proteins or prepared synthetically and used as a dietary supplement and in pharmaceuticals.
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An essential amino acid. Chemical formula: C5H11NO2S.
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(biochemistry, organic chemistry) A lipotropic, sulphur-containing essential amino acid, C5H11NO2S, found in most protein.
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Origin of methionine

  • me(th)– thion– –ine
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From me(thyl) + thio- + (euphonic) -n- +"Ž -ine.
    From Wiktionary