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