serine


ser·ine

noun \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

ser·ine

noun \ˈse(ə)r-ˌēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

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

serine

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

One of the nonessential amino acids, found in substantial concentrations (sometimes 5–10%) in many common proteins. It is also an important component of phospholipids. It is used in biochemical and microbiological research and as a dietary supplement and feed additive.

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