Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A weak base identical with betaine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A weak base identical with betaine; -- so called because found in the boxthorn (Lycium barbarum). See betaine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless compound, HON(CH3)3CH2COOH, or, in the anhydrous form, , contained in sugar-beet juice, cotton-seeds, and other vegetable products, and in urine. It forms large crystals which become anhydrous at 100° C. and attract moisture from the air, and is of considerable importance in plant physiology. Also called betain, hydroxyneurine, or trimethylglyein.

Etymologies

Lycium +‎ -ine; it is found in the boxthorn, Lycium barbarum. (Wiktionary)

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