hydroxyproline definition

  • noun:
    • A hydroxy derivative for the amino acid proline found in the structural proteins of connective structure
    • A crystalline amino acid (C5H9NO3), a hydroxylated proline, obtained by hydrolysis of gelatin or collagen. Chemically it really is 4-hydroxy-L-proline. Its categorized as nonessential for growth in rats.
    • a crystalline amino acid obtained from gelatin or collagen

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