mimosine

noun
mi·​mo·​sine | \ mə̇ˈmōˌsēn, mīˈ-, -ōsə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of mimosine

: 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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History and Etymology for mimosine

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

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“Mimosine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mimosine. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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