hydroxyproline

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hydroxyproline

(haɪˌdrɒksɪˈprəʊliːn; -lɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) an amino acid occurring in some proteins, esp collagen. Formula: (OH)C4H7N(COOH)

hy•drox•y•pro•line

(haɪˈdrɒk sɪˈproʊ lin, -lɪn)

n.
a nutritionally nonessential amino acid, C5H9NO3, found chiefly in collagen.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.hydroxyproline - a crystalline amino acid obtained from gelatin or collagen
amino acid, aminoalkanoic acid - organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group; "proteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids"