glutamic acid

glutamic acid

noun Biochemistry.
an amino acid, HOOCCH 2 CH 2 CH(NH 2 )COOH, obtained by hydrolysis from wheat gluten and sugar-beet residues, used commercially chiefly in the form of its sodium salt to intensify the flavor of meat or other food. Abbreviation: Glu; Symbol: E
Also, glutaminic acid [gloo-tuh-min-ik, gloo-] .

1870–75; glut(en) + amic + acid Unabridged
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glutamic acid or glutaminic acid (ɡluːˈtæmɪk, ˌɡluːtəˈmɪnɪk)
a nonessential amino acid, occurring in proteins, that acts as a neurotransmitter and plays a part in nitrogen metabolism
glutaminic acid or glutaminic acid

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glutamic acid glu·tam·ic acid (glōō-tām'ĭk)
Abbr. Glu
A nonessential amino acid occurring widely in plant and animal tissue and having a salt, monosodium glutamate, that is used as a flavor-intensifying seasoning.

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glutamic acid   (gl-tām'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C5H9NO4. See more at amino acid.
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