- a nutritionally nonessential amino acid, C5H9NO3, found chiefly in collagen.
Origin of hydroxyproline
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- an amino acid occurring in some proteins, esp collagen. Formula: (OH)C 4 H 7 N(COOH)
- An amino acid produced during the hydrolysis of collagen.