Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A nonessential amino acid, C5H10N2O3, occurring widely in plant and animal tissue and proteins and produced commercially for use in medicine and biochemical research.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A colorless crvstalline compound, H2N.CO. CH(NH2).CH2.CH2COOH, found, together with asparagin, widely distributed in the vegetable kingdom. It is deposited in slender needles. Also called A-glutamamide and, incorrectly, glutamin.

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  • noun biochemistry A nonessential amino acid C5H10N2O3 found in most animal and plant proteins.

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

  • noun a crystalline amino acid occurring in proteins; important in protein metabolism

Etymologies

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

[glut(en) + amine.]

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gluta- +‎ amine

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