Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sweet-tasting crystalline nonessential amino acid, C2H5NO2, that is the principal amino acid occurring in sugar cane. The simplest amino acid found in protein, it is derived from the alkaline hydrolysis of gelatin and used in biochemical research and medicine.
  • n. Variant of glycin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A nonessential amino acid, amino-acetic acid, C2H5NO2 found in most proteins but especially in sugar cane; the simplest amino acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants of the family Fabaceæ. See Apios.
  • n. A name incorrectly applied to Soia, a genus of plants belonging to the family Fabaceæ and including the soy-bean. See Soia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. genus of Asiatic erect or sprawling herbs: soya bean
  • n. the simplest amino acid found in proteins and the principal amino acid in sugar cane

Etymologies

glyc(o)- + -ine2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek γλυκύς (glukus, "sweet") +‎ -ine (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Besides production situation, this report also provides answers to the key issues in Chinese glycine industry as follows.

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  • The soybean is a legume belonging to the genus glycine, which is related to clover, peas, and alfalfa.

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  • Naurex has used these discoveries to generate novel chemical drug classes known as glycine site functional partial agonists (GFPAs).

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  • Covalent linkage of a PKG-specific substrate analogue was localized in the catalytic core on residues 356-372, also known as the glycine-rich loop, essential for ATP binding.

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  • A substance such as glycine (this name too comes from the Greek word for "sweet"), which is not related to the sugars and does not possess an ordinary hydroxyl group, is sweet to the taste.

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  • Some amino acids, such as glycine, glutamine and, among others arginine, combine with and neutralize toxins.

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  • Growth hormones such as glycine, glutamines and amino acids can help you grow taller.

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  • TSHR sweep and identified a non-conservative amino-acid substitution, namely glycine to arginine at residue Fig. 3c).

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  • The thyroid uses glutathione, a combination of three amino acids (glycine, glutamine, and cysteine), protectively as an antioxidant or free radical quencher and as a cofactor that makes it possible for one of its most important enzymes (5'-deiodinase) to work (6).

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  • Pink: chardron; cyclamen; flesh/nude; fuchsia; glycine; petunia; pink (qua pink); rose (32); salmon; shell, and vieux rose/vieux rose saxe;

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