Definition of agmatine in English:

agmatine

(also agmatin)

noun

Biochemistry
  • An amine produced by the decarboxylation of arginine during the degradation of proteins.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Independent. From German Agmatin, probably from A- (in Amino-) + g- (in Guanidin) + -ma- (in Ptomain) + -in, with insertion of -t- apparently for euphony.

Pronunciation

agmatine

/ˈaɡmətiːn/