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

  • n. A nonessential amino acid, C5H9NO4, occurring widely in plant and animal tissue and proteins, and having monosodium glutamate as a salt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A nonessential amino acid, ╬▒-amino-glutaric acid, occurring widely in animal and plant tissues; the salt, monosodium glutamate is used as a flavour-enhancing seasoning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a nitrogenous organic acid obtained from certain albuminoids, as gluten; -- called also amido-glutaric acid.

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

  • n. an amino acid occurring in proteins; important in the nitrogen metabolism of plants; used in monosodium glutamate to enhance the flavor of meats


glut(en) + am(ide) + -ic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From gluten. (Wiktionary)


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