glutamic acid

noun glu·tam·ic acid \ (ˌ)glü-ˈta-mik- \

Definition of glutamic acid

:a crystalline amino acid C5H9NO4 widely distributed in plant and animal proteins

Origin and Etymology of glutamic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary gluten + amino + -ic


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glutamic acid

noun glu·tam·ic acid \ (ˌ)glü-ˌtam-ik- \

medical Definition of glutamic acid

:a crystalline amino acid C5H9NO4 that is widely distributed in plant and animal proteins and that acts throughout the central nervous system especially in the form of a salt or ester as a neurotransmitter which excites postsynaptic neurons abbreviation Glu

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