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glutamine

noun glu·ta·mine \ˈglü-tə-ˌmēn\

Definition of GLUTAMINE

:  a crystalline amino acid C5H10N2O3 that is found both free and in proteins in plants and animals and that yields glutamic acid and ammonia on hydrolysis

Origin of GLUTAMINE

International Scientific Vocabulary gluten + amine
First Known Use: circa 1885

glutamine

noun glu·ta·mine \ˈglüt-ə-ˌmēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GLUTAMINE

:  a crystalline amino acid C5H10N2O3 that is found both free and in proteins in plants and animals and that yields glutamic acid and ammonia on hydrolysis—abbreviation Gln

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