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Meaning of glycine

gly•cine

Pronunciation: (glī'sēn, glī-sēn'), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, sweet, water-soluble solid, HNCHCOOH, the simplest amino acid: used chiefly in organic synthesis and biochemical research. Abbr.: Gly; Symbol: &hasp;G Also called
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