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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“Lanthionine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lanthionine. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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