gly·​cyl ˈglī-səl How to pronounce glycyl (audio)
: the monovalent acyl radical NH2CH2CO− of glycine

Examples of glycyl in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glycyl was in 1901

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“Glycyl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


gly·​cyl ˈglī-səl How to pronounce glycyl (audio)
: the amino acid radical or residue H2NCH2CO− of glycine
abbreviation Gly
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