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ornithine

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noun or·ni·thine \ˈȯr-nə-ˌthēn\

Medical Definition of ornithine

  1. :  a crystalline amino acid C5H12N2O2 that functions especially in urea production as a carrier by undergoing conversion to citrulline and then arginine in reaction with ammonia and carbon dioxide followed by recovery along with urea by enzymatic hydrolysis of arginine




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