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hydroxyproline

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

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

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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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Medical definitions for hydroxyproline

hydroxyproline
[ hī-drŏk′sē-prōlēn′ ]

n.

An amino acid produced during the hydrolysis of collagen.
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