alanine

noun
al·​a·​nine | \ˈa-lə-ˌnēn \

Definition of alanine 

: a simple nonessential crystalline amino acid C3H7NO2

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This dog’s alanine transaminase level spiked to 8,777. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, "Sago palms pose serious risks to pets – here are key things to know | The Sacramento Bee," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of alanine

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alanine

German Alanin, irregular from Aldehyd aldehyde

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alanine

noun
al·​a·​nine | \ˈal-ə-ˌnēn \

Medical Definition of alanine 

: a simple nonessential crystalline amino acid C3H7NO2 formed especially by the hydrolysis of proteins abbreviation Ala

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