Definition of glycine in English:


Line breaks: gly|cine
Pronunciation: /ˈglʌɪsiːn


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • The simplest naturally occurring amino acid, which is a constituent of most proteins.
    • Chemical formula: H2NCH2COOH
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    • Also, a combination of the amino acids glycine, alanine and glutamic acid can relieve symptoms of prostatitis.
    • These are the proteins cysteine, glycine, glutamic acid and the antioxidant metal selenium.
    • All of these silks are composed of protein chains in which the amino acids glycine, alanine, and serine dominate.


mid 19th century: from Greek glukus 'sweet' + -ine4.

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