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Definition of "glutamine" [glutamine]

  • A nonessential amino acid, C5H10N2O3, occurring widely in plant and animal tissue and proteins and produced commercially for use in medicine and biochemical research. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "glutamine" in a sentence
  • "An enzyme called glutamine synthetase is a key actor in a biological cycle that regulates the balance."
  • "GABA is made from the amino acid glutamic acid, which in turn is derived either from another amino acid called glutamine, or from the sugar glucose."
  • "Medical, Inc. The patented drug treatment involves the oral administration of L-glutamine, which is the most common amino acid in the body."