alanine

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noun al·a·nine \ˈa-lə-ˌnēn\

Definition of alanine

  1. :  a simple nonessential crystalline amino acid C3H7NO2

Origin and Etymology of alanine

German Alanin, irregular from Aldehyd aldehyde


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alanine

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noun al·a·nine \ˈal-ə-ˌnēn\

Medical Definition of alanine

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


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