lanthionine

noun
lan·​thi·​o·​nine | \lanˈthīəˌnēn, -nə̇n\
plural -s

Definition of lanthionine 

: an amino acid S[CH2CH(NH2)COOH]2 obtained especially by the action of alkali on wool, hair, or cystine

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History and Etymology for lanthionine

lan- + thion- + -ine

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