hydroxyproline

noun
hy·droxy·pro·line | \ hī-ˌdräk-sē-ˈprō-ˌlēn \

Definition of hydroxyproline 

: an amino acid C5H9NO3 that occurs naturally as a constituent of collagen

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But one method, called HYP, extracted and purified a sample of a single amino acid, hydroxyproline, from the collagen sample. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "New study adds evidence to debate over the only known Clovis burial," 18 June 2018 The collagen found in our bodies is made up of several amino acids, including glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine. Elise Deming, Rdn, Ldn, Philly.com, "What is collagen and why are people eating it?," 26 Feb. 2018

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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hydroxyproline

noun
hy·droxy·pro·line | \ -ˈprō-ˌlēn \

Medical Definition of hydroxyproline 

: an amino acid C5H9NO3 that occurs naturally as a constituent of collagen

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