serine

noun
ser·​ine | \ˈser-ˌēn \

Definition of serine 

: a crystalline nonessential amino acid C3H7NO3 that occurs as a residue in many proteins

First Known Use of serine

1880, in the meaning defined above

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International Scientific Vocabulary sericin + -ine entry 2

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serine

noun
ser·​ine | \ˈse(ə)r-ˌēn \

Medical Definition of serine 

: a nonessential amino acid C3H7NO3 that occurs especially as a structural part of many proteins and phosphatidylethanolamines and is a precursor of glycine abbreviation Ser

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