glutamine

glutamine

[gloo-tuh-meen, -min]
noun Biochemistry.
a crystalline amino acid, HOOCCH(NH 2 )CH 2 CH 2 CONH 2 , related to glutamic acid. Abbreviation: Gln; Symbol: Q

Origin:
1880–85; glut(en) + -amine

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glutamine (ˈɡluːtəˌmiːn, -mɪn)
 
n
a nonessential amino acid occurring in proteins: plays an important role in protein metabolism
 
[C19: from glut(en) + -amine]

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glutamine glu·ta·mine (glōō'tə-mēn')
n.
Abbr. Glu
A nonessential amino acid that occurs widely in proteins and blood and other tissue and is metabolized to yield urinary ammonia. Also called glutaminic acid.

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glutamine   (gl'tə-mēn')  Pronunciation Key 
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C5H10N2O3. See more at amino acid.
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