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Meaning of hydroxyproline

hy•drox•y•pro•line

Pronunciation: (hī-drok'si-prō'lēn, -lin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a nutritionally nonessential amino acid, CHNO, found chiefly in collagen.
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