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A sweet-tasting crystalline nonessential amino acid, C2H5NO2, that is the principal amino acid occurring in sugarcane. The simplest amino acid found in protein, it is derived from the alkaline hydrolysis of gelatin and used in biochemical research and medicine.
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glycine(ˈɡlaɪsiːn; ɡlaɪˈsiːn) or
(Biochemistry) a nonessential amino acid occurring in most proteins that acts as a neurotransmitter; aminoacetic acid
[C19: glyco- + -ine2]
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gly•cine(ˈglaɪ sin, glaɪˈsin)
a sweet crystalline solid, the simplest amino acid, C2H5NO2, present in most proteins.
[< German Glycin (1848)]
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|Noun||1.||glycine - the simplest amino acid found in proteins and the principal amino acid in sugar cane|
|2.||Glycine - genus of Asiatic erect or sprawling herbs: soya bean|
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
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