Meaning of sarcosine

sar•co•sine

Pronunciation: (sär'ku-sēn", -sin), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a crystalline compound, CHNO, with a sweet taste, soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol: used in the manufacture of toothpaste, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
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