glycine


glycine

glycine [glahy-seen, glahy-seen] ExamplesWord Origin noun Biochemistry.

  1. a colorless, crystalline, sweet, water-soluble solid, H2NCH2COOH, the simplest amino acid: used chiefly in organic synthesis and biochemical research. Abbreviation: Gly; Symbol: G

Origin of glycine First recorded in 1850–55; glyc- + -ine2 Also called aminoacetic acid, gly·co·coll [glahy-kuh-kol] /ˈglaɪ kəˌkɒl/. Examples from the Web for glycine Historical Examples of glycine

  • Glycine chinénsis, is given to Wistèria, and is the finest climbing shrub of the phaseolious tribe.

    The American Flower Garden Directory

    Thomas Hibbert

  • Glycine frutéscens, a beautiful native climbing shrub, known in our gardens under that name, but is properly Wistèria frutéscens.

    The American Flower Garden Directory

    Thomas Hibbert

  • The chief cultivation appears to be Coix, Glycine, and some rice, but the produce seemed very small.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The

    William Griffith

  • The only cultivation is potatoes, a few years since introduced, and which answers admirably, some turnips and Glycine tuberosa.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The

    William Griffith

  • The plant generally known as Soja hispida is by modern botanists referred to Glycine soja.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 362, December 9, 1882

    Various

  • British Dictionary definitions for glycine glycine noun

    1. a nonessential amino acid occurring in most proteins that acts as a neurotransmitter; aminoacetic acid

    Word Origin for glycine C19: glyco- + -ine ² glycine in Medicine glycine [glī′sēn′, -sĭn] n.

    1. A nonessential amino acid derived from the alkaline hydrolysis of gelatin and used as a nutrient and dietary supplement, also used in biochemical research and in the treatment of certain myopathies.

    glycine in Science glycine [glī′sēn′, -sĭn]

    1. A nonessential amino acid. Glycine is the simplest amino acid. Chemical formula: C2H5NO2. See more at amino acid.

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