hy·​droxy·​pro·​line | \ hī-ˌdräk-sē-ˈprō-ˌlēn How to pronounce hydroxyproline (audio) \

Definition of hydroxyproline

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The salon and nail-care brand Tenoverten created a restorative hand cream with a formula that, thanks to its proprietary blend of five oils, not only locks in moisture but also builds collagen and brightens skin using hydroxyproline and Kakadu plum. Caitie Kelly, New York Times, 19 Mar. 2020 The supplements specifically contain high amounts of three amino acids that are key building blocks for collagen synthesis in the body: glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. Lisa Drayer, CNN, 17 Oct. 2019 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, 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, 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of hydroxyproline

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydroxyproline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroxyproline. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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hy·​droxy·​pro·​line | \ -ˈprō-ˌlēn How to pronounce hydroxyproline (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydroxyproline

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

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