[sis-tuh-thahy-uh-neen, -nin]

noun Biochemistry.

an amino acid, C7H14O4N2S, that is an intermediate in the transfer of sulfur from methionine to cysteine.

Origin of cystathionine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

cystathionine in Medicine


[sĭs′tə-thīə-nēn′, -nīn′]


An intermediate in the conversion of methionine to cysteine.
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