Definición de betaine en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈbēdəˌēn/


1A crystalline compound with basic properties found in many plant juices.
  • Chemical formula: (CH3)3N+CH2CO2-.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The physiological characterization of transgenic plants suggested that betaine might accelerate protein synthesis de novo during recovery from stress.
  • Many plant species accumulating betaine inhabit saline and arid areas and accumulate the compound in response to drought and salinity.
  • They also supply betaine - the methyl donator, which the body uses for rebuilding joints and protecting the liver from a variety of chemicals, including alcohol and steroids.
1.1Any zwitterionic compound of the type represented by betaine.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • There are anionic, zwitterionic (such as betaines), cationic and non-ionic species which may be admixed with the primary surfactant.
  • He recently described the simultaneous analysis of underivatized sugars, polyols, proline analogues, and betaines in plant extracts by HPLC although the method suffered from interference by amino acids.


Mid 19th century: formed irregularly from Latin beta 'beet' (because originally isolated from sugar beet) + -ine4.

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División en sílabas: be·ta·ine

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