ornithine

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Structure diagram of ornithine
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ornithine (countable and uncountable, plural ornithines)

  1. (biochemistry, organic chemistry) An amino acid, 2,5-diaminopentanoic acid, that is not present in protein, but is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of urea.

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