• Definition for "ornithine"
    • An amino acid, C5H12N2O2, not present in proteins,…
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ornithine definition

  • noun:
    • An amino acid, C5H12N2O2, not present in proteins, formed by hydrolyzing arginine and essential in the synthesis of urea.
    • An amino acid, 2,5-diaminopentanoic acid, which is not within protein, but is an intermediate within the biosynthesis of urea.
    • an amino acid that doesn't occur in proteins but is essential in the synthesis of urea
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