proline

[proh-leen, -lin]
noun Biochemistry.
an alcohol-soluble amino acid, C 4 H 9 NHCOOH, occurring in high concentration in collagen. Abbreviation: Pro; Symbol: P

Origin:
1900–05; alteration of pyrrolidine

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proline (ˈprəʊliːn, -lɪn)
 
n
a nonessential amino acid that occurs in protein
 
[C20: from pyrrolidine]

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proline pro·line (prō'lēn')
n.
Abbr. Pro
An amino acid that is found in most proteins and is a major constituent of collagen.

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proline   (prō'lēn')  Pronunciation Key 
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C5H9NO2. See more at amino acid.
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Example sentences for proline
Casein consists of a fairly high number of proline peptides, which do not interact.
Hydroxylation of lysine and proline amino acids occurs inside the lumen.
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