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glutamine Line breaks: glu¦tam|ine
Pronunciation: /ˈɡluːtəmiːn/

Definition of glutamine in English:


[mass noun] Biochemistry
A hydrophilic amino acid which is a constituent of most proteins.
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.


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

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