noun gly·co·cy·a·mine \ˌglīkō¦sīə¦mēn, -ˌsīˈamə̇n\

Definition of glycocyamine

  1. :  a crystalline amino acid NH2C(=NH)NHCH2COOH that is produced enzymatically in the animal body from glycine and arginine and that yields creatine on methylation —called also guanidoacetic acid

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Origin and Etymology of glycocyamine

International Scientific Vocabulary glyc- + cy- (from cyan-) + amine

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