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An amino acid, C5H12N2O2, not found in proteins, formed by hydrolyzing arginine and important in the formation of urea.
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(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]
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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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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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