a crystalline amino acid, HOOCCH(NH2)CH2CH2CONH2, related to glutamic acid. Abbreviation: Gln; Symbol: Q
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use glutamine in a sentence
Those isotope values in one amino acid, glutamine, change significantly with diet, increasing the higher the animal is on the food chain.Giant ground sloths may have been meat-eating scavengers | Carolyn Gramling | October 7, 2021 | Science News
British Dictionary definitions for glutamine
a nonessential amino acid occurring in proteins: plays an important role in protein metabolism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for glutamine
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C5H10N2O3. See more at amino acid.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.