sarcosine

[sahr-kuh-seen, -sin]
noun Chemistry.
a crystalline compound, C 3 H 7 NO 2 , with a sweet taste, soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol: used in the manufacture of toothpaste, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.

Origin:
< German Sarkosin (1847), apparently irregular derivative from Greek sárx, stem sark- flesh, and German -in -ine2

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sarcosine sar·co·sine (sär'kə-sēn', -sĭn)
n.
An amino acid made synthetically or formed naturally during the decomposition of creatine.

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