from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A nonessential amino acid, C5H9NO4, occurring widely in plant and animal tissue and proteins, and having monosodium glutamate as a salt.
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- noun biochemistry A
nonessential amino acid, α- amino- glutaric acid, occurring widelyin animaland plant tissues; the salt, monosodium glutamateis used as a flavour- enhancing seasoning.
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- noun an amino acid occurring in proteins; important in the nitrogen metabolism of plants; used in monosodium glutamate to enhance the flavor of meats
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[glut(en) + am(ide) + –ic.]
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