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serine

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noun ser·ine \ˈser-ˌēn\

Definition of serine

  1. :  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

serine

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noun ser·ine \ˈse(ə)r-ˌēn\

Medical Definition of serine

  1. :  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




Learn More about serine

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "serine" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "serine"


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