Etymology
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serine (n.)

type of amino acid common in animal proteins, 1880, from German serin (Cramer, 1865), from Latin sericum "silk" (see serge), with chemical suffix -ine (2). So called because it was originally derived from silk.

updated on May 23, 2022

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Definitions of serine from WordNet

serine (n.)
a sweetish crystalline amino acid involved in the synthesis by the body of cysteine;
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