a crystalline compound, C 3 H 7 NO 2 , with a sweet taste, soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol: used in the manufacture of toothpaste, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
sarcosine sar·co·sine (sär’kə-sēn’, -sĭn)
An amino acid made synthetically or formed naturally during the decomposition of creatine.
sarcosinemia sar·co·si·ne·mi·a (sär’kə-sə-nē’mē-ə) n. A hereditary disorder of amino acid metabolism due to deficiency of an enzyme and characterized by elevated levels of sarcosine in blood plasma and excretion of sarcosine in the urine, failure to thrive, irritability, muscle tremors, and retarded motor and mental development. Also called hypersarcosinemia.
sarcosis sar·co·sis (sär-kō’sĭs) n. An abnormal increase of body tissue. A growth of fleshy tumors. A diffuse sarcoma involving an entire organ.
noun, Cell Biology. 1. a mitochondrion occurring in a muscle fiber. sarcosome sar·co·some (sär’kə-sōm’) n. A large specialized mitochondrion found in striated muscle.
sarcostosis sar·cos·to·sis (sär’kŏ-stō’sĭs) n. Ossification of muscular tissue.