proline

noun
pro·line | \ ˈprō-ˌlēn \

Definition of proline 

: an amino acid C5H9NO2 that can be synthesized by animals from glutamate

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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, "What is collagen and why are people eating it?," 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of proline

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for proline

German Prolin, contraction of Pyrrolidin pyrrolidine (C4H9N), from International Scientific Vocabulary pyrrole + -idine

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The first known use of proline was in 1904

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proline

noun
pro·line | \ ˈprō-ˌlēn \

Medical Definition of proline 

: an amino acid C5H9NO2 that can be synthesized by animals from glutamate abbreviation Pro

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