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Definition of "taurine" [tau•rine]

  • Of, relating to, or resembling a bull. (adjective)
  • A colorless crystalline substance, C2H7NO3S, formed by the hydrolysis of taurocholic acid and found in the fluids of the muscles and lungs of many animals. (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 "taurine" in a sentence
  • "-- Liebig states that asparagus contains, in common with tea and coffee, a principle which he calls taurine, and which he considers essential to the health of those who do not take strong exercise."
  • "For example, another key amino-acid helper called taurine boosts the production of GABA and helps relax the nervous system."
  • "With the energy drinks, it seems to be more a combination of caffeine and taurine, which is one of the amino acids."