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A nonessential amino acid, C5H9NO4, occurring widely in plant and animal tissue and proteins, and having monosodium glutamate as a salt.
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glutamic acid(ɡluːˈtæmɪk) or
(Biochemistry) a nonessential amino acid, occurring in proteins, that acts as a neurotransmitter and plays a part in nitrogen metabolism
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glu•tam′ic ac′id(gluˈtæm ɪk)
also glu′ta•min′ic ac′id(ˈglu təˈmɪn ɪk, ˌglu-)
a crystalline amino acid, C5H9NO4, obtained by hydrolysis from wheat gluten and sugar-beet residues, used commercially as a flavor intensifier. Symbol: E
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A nonessential amino acid. See more at amino acid.
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|Noun||1.||glutamic acid - an amino acid occurring in proteins; important in the nitrogen metabolism of plants; used in monosodium glutamate to enhance the flavor of meats|
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glutamic acidn ácido glutámico
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