Definition of glutamine in English:

glutamine

Line breaks: glu¦tam|ine
Pronunciation: /ˈgluːtəmiːn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A hydrophilic amino acid which is a constituent of most proteins.
  • An amide of glutamic acid; chemical formula: H2NCOCH2CH2(NH2)COOH
More example sentences
  • Without adequate amounts of the amino acid glutamine, however, protein synthesis may not occur.
  • The amino acids glutamine and tyrosine will improve concentration, retention and a sense of alertness.
  • Contents of glutamine, asparagine, methionine, and tryptophan in the tissues were not determined by this method.

Origin

late 19th century: blend of glutamic acid and amine.

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