arginine

noun ar·gi·nine \ ˈär-jə-ˌnēn \

Definition of arginine

:a crystalline basic amino acid C6H14N4O2 derived from guanidine

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Origin and Etymology of arginine

German Arginin


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arginine

noun ar·gi·nine \ ˈär-jə-ˌnēn \

medical Definition of arginine

:a crystalline basic amino acid C6H14N4O2 derived from guanidine abbreviation Arg

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