a colorless, crystalline, sweet, water-soluble solid, H2NCH2COOH, the simplest amino acid: used chiefly in organic synthesis and biochemical research. Abbreviation: Gly; Symbol: G
Origin of glycine
First recorded in 1850–55; glyc-
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Examples from the Web for glycine
Historical Examples of glycine
Glycine chinénsis, is given to Wistèria, and is the finest climbing shrub of the phaseolious tribe.
Glycine frutéscens, a beautiful native climbing shrub, known in our gardens under that name, but is properly Wistèria frutéscens.
The chief cultivation appears to be Coix, Glycine, and some rice, but the produce seemed very small.
The only cultivation is potatoes, a few years since introduced, and which answers admirably, some turnips and Glycine tuberosa.
The plant generally known as Soja hispida is by modern botanists referred to Glycine soja.
British Dictionary definitions for glycine
a nonessential amino acid occurring in most proteins that acts as a neurotransmitter; aminoacetic acid
Word Origin for glycine
C19: glyco- + -ine ²
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A nonessential amino acid derived from the alkaline hydrolysis of gelatin and used as a nutrient and dietary supplement, also used in biochemical research and in the treatment of certain myopathies.
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A nonessential amino acid. Glycine is the simplest amino acid. Chemical formula: C2H5NO2. See more at amino acid.
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