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Definition of "alanine" []

  • A crystalline amino acid, C3H7NO2, that is a constituent of many proteins. (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 "alanine" in a sentence
  • "When alanine is produced in a laboratory under normal conditions, a mixture is obtained, half of which is (S) - alanine and the other (R) - alanine."
  • "Chirality in the amino acid alanine is illustrated with models of its two forms, which are mirror images of each other."
  • "When alanine is produced in a laboratory under normal conditions, a mixture is obtained, half of which consists of (R) - alanine and half of (S) - alanine."