hydroxyproline

[hahy-drok-si-proh-leen, -lin]

noun Biochemistry.

a nutritionally nonessential amino acid, C5H9NO3, found chiefly in collagen.

Origin of hydroxyproline

First recorded in 1900–05; hydroxy- + proline
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British Dictionary definitions for hydroxyproline

hydroxyproline

noun

an amino acid occurring in some proteins, esp collagen. Formula: (OH)C 4 H 7 N(COOH)
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hydroxyproline in Medicine

hydroxyproline

[hī-drŏk′sē-prōlēn′]

n.

An amino acid produced during the hydrolysis of collagen.
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