Definition of glutamine in English:

glutamine

noun

Biochemistry
  • A hydrophilic amino acid that is a constituent of most proteins.

    • ‘Ammonium is then incorporated into amino acids via glutamine synthetase and glutamate synthase.’
    • ‘The amino acids glutamine and tyrosine will improve concentration, retention and a sense of alertness.’
    • ‘However, adding soy can boost any protein shake due to its high content of glutamine and arginine.’
    • ‘Without adequate amounts of the amino acid glutamine, however, protein synthesis may not occur.’
    • ‘Contents of glutamine, asparagine, methionine, and tryptophan in the tissues were not determined by this method.’

Origin

Late 19th century: blend of glutamic acid and amine.

Pronunciation:

glutamine

/ˈɡlo͞odəˌmēn/