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Meaning of serine

ser•ine

Pronunciation: (ser'ēn, -in, sēr'-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a crystalline amino acid, HOCHCH(NH)COOH, found in many proteins and obtained by the hydrolysis of sericin, the protein constituting silk gum. Abbr.: Ser; Symbol: S
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