glycocyamine

noun

gly·​co·​cy·​a·​mine
ˌglīkō¦sīə¦mēn,
-ˌsīˈamə̇n
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Glycocyamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glycocyamine. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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