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A nonessential amino acid, C5H10N2O3, occurring widely in plant and animal tissue and proteins and produced commercially for use in medicine and biochemical research.
(Biochemistry) a nonessential amino acid occurring in proteins: plays an important role in protein metabolism
[C19: from glut(en) + -amine]
glu•ta•mine(ˈglu təˌmin, -mɪn)
a crystalline amino acid, C5H10N2O3, related to glutamic acid and found in many plant and animal proteins. Abbr.: Gln; Symbol: Q
A nonessential amino acid. See more at amino acid.
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|Noun||1.||glutamine - a crystalline amino acid occurring in proteins; important in protein metabolism|