hydroxyproline

[ hahy-drok-si-proh-leen, -lin ]
/ haɪˈdrɒk sɪˈproʊ lin, -lɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. hydroxylase,
  2. hydroxylate,
  3. hydroxymethyl,
  4. hydroxynaphthalene,
  5. hydroxyphenyluria,
  6. hydroxyprolinemia,
  7. hydroxytryptamine,
  8. hydroxyurea,
  9. hydroxyzine,
  10. hydrozincite

Origin of hydroxyproline

First recorded in 1900–05; hydroxy- + proline

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British Dictionary definitions for hydroxyproline

hydroxyproline

/ (haɪˌdrɒksɪˈprəʊliːn, -lɪn) /

noun

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

hydroxyproline

[ hī-drŏk′sē-prōlēn′ ]

n.

An amino acid produced during the hydrolysis of collagen.

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