Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Amido-acetic acid (CH2.NH2.COOH), a substance having weak acid and also basic properties, formed when gelatin or various other animal substances are boiled with acids or alkalis. It is a crystalline solid having a sweetish taste. Also called glycin, glycocin, and gelatin sugar.
- n. biochemistry A crystalline nitrogenous substance formed from hippuric acid by boiling with hydrochloric acid, and present in bile united with cholic acid; amido-acetic acid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physiol. Chem.) A crystalline, nitrogenous substance, with a sweet taste, formed from hippuric acid by boiling with hydrochloric acid, and present in bile united with cholic acid. It is also formed from gelatin by decomposition with acids. Chemically, it is amido-acetic acid. Called also
glycin, and glycocin.
- Ancient Greek sweet + glue. (Wiktionary)
“It is insoluble in plain water, but is made soluble by the aid of the glycocoll in blood gelatine and changed into ammonium fluoride.”
“More recently, however, Dr Hampe has carried out experiments with _urea_, _uric acid_, _hippuric acid_, and _glycocoll_.”
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