ornithine

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or·ni·thine

 (ôr′nə-thēn′)
n.
An amino acid, C5H12N2O2, not found in proteins, formed by hydrolyzing arginine and important in the formation of urea.

[ornith(uric acid), an acid found in birds' urine (ornith(o)- + uric acid) + -ine.]

ornithine

(ˈɔːnɪˌθiːn)
n
(Biochemistry) an amino acid produced from arginine by hydrolysis: involved in the formation of urea in the liver; diaminopentanoic acid. Formula: NH2(CH2)3CHNH2COOH
[C19: from ornithuric (acid) secreted in the urine of birds, from ornitho- + uric]

or•ni•thine

(ˈɔr nəˌθin)

n.
an amino acid, H2N(CH2)3CH(NH2)COOH, obtained by the hydrolysis of arginine and occurring as an intermediate compound in the urea cycle of mammals.
[1880–85; ornith(uric acid), secreted by birds + -ine2]
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Noun1.ornithine - an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is important in the formation of urea
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"
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Ornithin
ornithine
ornityna

or·ni·thine

n. ornitina, aminoácido que aunque no está presente en las proteínas desempeña un papel importante en el ciclo de la urea.
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