homocysteine

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ho·mo·cys·te·ine

 (hō′mə-sĭs′tə-ēn′, -ĭn, -tē-)
n.
An amino acid, C4H9NO2S, not found in proteins, that is used by the body in cellular metabolism. Elevated concentrations in the blood are associated with an increased risk of heart disease.

[homo-, homologous with (from homologous) + cysteine.]

homocysteine

(ˌhəʊməʊˈsɪstiːn)
n
(Chemistry) an amino acid occurring as an intermediate in the metabolism of methionine. Elevated levels in the blood may indicate increased risk of cardiovascular disease
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