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noun ser·ine \ˈser-ˌēn\

Definition of SERINE

:  a crystalline nonessential amino acid C3H7NO3 that occurs as a residue in many proteins

Origin of SERINE

International Scientific Vocabulary sericin + 2-ine
First Known Use: 1880
Medical Dictionary


noun ser·ine \ˈse(ə)r-ˌēn\

Medical Definition of SERINE

:  a nonessential amino acid C3H7NO3 that occurs especially as a structural part of many proteins and phosphatidylethanolamines and is a precursor of glycine—abbreviation Ser


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