mimosine

noun mi·mo·sine \ mə̇ˈmōˌsēn , mīˈ- , -ōsə̇n \

Definition of mimosine

plural -s
:a crystalline amino acid C5H3NO(OH)CH2CH(NH2)COOH that is a derivative of alanine and a hydroxy pyridone and is found especially in the common sensitive plant and the lead tree

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Origin and Etymology of mimosine

German mimosin, from New Latin Mimosa + German -in -ine


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