alanine

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Etymology[edit]

From aldehyde +‎ -anine in reference to aldehyde, with the infix -an- for ease of pronunciation, when the German chemist Adolph Strecker first synthesized alanine in 1850 by mixing acetaldehyde (then just known as aldehyde) with ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, and hydrochloric acid.

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alanine (countable and uncountable, plural alanines)

  1. (biochemistry, uncountable) A nonessential amino acid 2-aminopropanoic acid found in most animal proteins
    Potatoes can be a good source of alanine.
  2. (countable) A specific residue, molecule, or isomer of this amino acid
    Two alanines are replaced by prolines.

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alanine f (plural alanines)

  1. (biochemistry) alanine

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alanine f

  1. plural of alanina