lycine
Betaine Be"ta*ine, n. [From beta, generic name of the beet.] (Chem.) A nitrogenous base, {C5H11NO2}, produced artificially, and also occurring naturally in beet-root molasses and its residues, from which it is extracted as a white crystalline substance; -- called also {lycine} and {oxyneurine}. It has a sweetish taste. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lycine — Lyc ine, n. (Chem.) A weak base identical with betaine; so called because found in the boxthorn ({Lycium barbarum}). See {Betaine}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lycine — /luy seen/, n. Chem. betaine. [1860 65; < Gk lýk(ion) buckthorn + INE2] * * * lycine Chem. (ˈlɪsaɪn) [f. lycium: see ine5.] A base found in Box thorn. Watts Dict. Chem …   Useful english dictionary

  • lycine — /luy seen/, n. Chem. betaine. [1860 65; < Gk lýk(ion) buckthorn + INE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • lycine — ly·cine (liґsēn) betaine …   Medical dictionary

  • Lycium barbarum — Lycine Lyc ine, n. (Chem.) A weak base identical with betaine; so called because found in the boxthorn ({Lycium barbarum}). See {Betaine}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Betaine — Be ta*ine, n. [From beta, generic name of the beet.] (Chem.) A nitrogenous base, {C5H11NO2}, produced artificially, and also occurring naturally in beet root molasses and its residues, from which it is extracted as a white crystalline substance;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C5H11NO2 — Betaine Be ta*ine, n. [From beta, generic name of the beet.] (Chem.) A nitrogenous base, {C5H11NO2}, produced artificially, and also occurring naturally in beet root molasses and its residues, from which it is extracted as a white crystalline… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oxyneurine — Betaine Be ta*ine, n. [From beta, generic name of the beet.] (Chem.) A nitrogenous base, {C5H11NO2}, produced artificially, and also occurring naturally in beet root molasses and its residues, from which it is extracted as a white crystalline… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • betaine — /bee teuh een , in; bi tay een, in/, n. Chem., Pharm. a colorless, crystalline, water soluble, sweet tasting alkaloid, C5H11NO2, usually obtained from sugar beets or synthesized from glycine, used chiefly in medicine. Also, betain /bee teuh in,… …   Universalium

  • betaine — 1. An oxidation product of choline and a transmethylating intermediate in metabolism. 2. A class of compounds related to b.. (1) ( i.e., R3N= CHR′ COO−), e.g., glycine b.. SYN: glycine b.. b. aldehyde an …   Medical dictionary

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