cysteine

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noun cys·te·ine \ˈsis-tə-ˌēn\

Definition of cysteine

  1. :  a crystalline sulfur-containing amino acid C3H7NO2S readily oxidizable to cystine

Origin and Etymology of cysteine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from cystine + -ein


First Known Use: 1884


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cysteine

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noun cys·teine \ˈsis-tə-ˌēn\

Medical Definition of cysteine

  1. :  a sulfur-containing amino acid C3H7NO2S occurring in many proteins and glutathione and readily oxidizable to cystine—abbreviation Cys


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