glutamine

[ gloo-tuh-meen, -min ]
/ ˈglu təˌmin, -mɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

a crystalline amino acid, HOOCCH(NH2)CH2CH2CONH2, related to glutamic acid. Abbreviation: Gln; Symbol: Q

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Origin of glutamine

First recorded in 1880–85; glut(en) + -amine
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British Dictionary definitions for glutamine

glutamine
/ (ˈɡluːtəˌmiːn, -mɪn) /

noun

a nonessential amino acid occurring in proteins: plays an important role in protein metabolism

Word Origin for glutamine

C19: from glut (en) + -amine
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Medical definitions for glutamine

glutamine
[ glōōtə-mēn′ ]

n.

A nonessential amino acid that occurs widely in proteins and blood and other tissue and is metabolized to yield urinary ammonia.glutaminic acid
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Scientific definitions for glutamine

glutamine
[ glōōtə-mēn′ ]

A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C5H10N2O3. See more at amino acid.
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