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