noun, Biochemistry.
a crystalline amino acid, HOCH 2 CH(NH 2)COOH, found in many proteins and obtained by the hydrolysis of sericin, the protein constituting silk gum. Symbol: S.
Abbreviation: Ser;
a sweet-tasting amino acid that is synthesized in the body and is involved in the synthesis of cysteine; 2-amino-3-hydroxypropanoic acid. Formula: CH2(OH)CH(NH2)COOH

serine ser·ine (sěr’ēn’)
Abbr. Ser
An amino acid that is a common constituent of many proteins.
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C3H7NO3. See more at amino acid.


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