noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hom- + cysteine Date: 1932 an amino acid C4H9NO2S that is produced in animal metabolism by the demethylation of methionine and that appears to be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease when occurring at high levels in the blood

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