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glycine

[glahy-seen, glahy-seen]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, sweet, water-soluble solid, H2NCH2COOH, the simplest amino acid: used chiefly in organic synthesis and biochemical research. Abbreviation: Gly; Symbol: G
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Origin of glycine

First recorded in 1850–55; glyc- + -ine2
Also called aminoacetic acid, gly·co·coll [glahy-kuh-kol] /ˈglaɪ kəˌkɒl/.
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glycine

noun
  1. a nonessential amino acid occurring in most proteins that acts as a neurotransmitter; aminoacetic acid
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Word Origin

C19: glyco- + -ine ²
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glycine in Medicine

glycine

(glīsēn′, -sĭn)
n.
  1. 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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glycine in Science

glycine

[glīsēn′, -sĭn]
  1. A nonessential amino acid. Glycine is the simplest amino acid. Chemical formula: C2H5NO2. See more at amino acid.
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