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An amino acid, C6H14N4O2, obtained from the hydrolysis or digestion of plant and animal protein.
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(Biochemistry) an essential amino acid of plant and animal proteins, necessary for nutrition and for the production of excretory urea
[C19: from German Arginin, of uncertain origin]
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ar•gi•nine(ˈɑr dʒəˌnin, -ˌnaɪn, -nɪn)
an essential amino acid, C6H14N4O2: the free amino acid increases insulin secretion. Abbr.: Arg; Symbol: R
[1885–90; < German Arginin]
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An essential amino acid. See more at amino acid.
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|Noun||1.||arginine - a bitter tasting amino acid found in proteins and necessary for nutrition; its absence from the diet leads to a reduced production of spermatozoa|
essential amino acid - an amino acid that is required by animals but that they cannot synthesize; must be supplied in the diet
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