selenocysteine

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Etymology[edit]

seleno- +‎ cysteine

Noun[edit]

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selenocysteine (countable and uncountable, plural selenocysteines)

  1. (biochemistry) A naturally-occurring amino acid, present in several enzymes, whose structure is that of cysteine but with the sulfur atom replaced by one of selenium

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