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.
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’)
An amino acid that is a common constituent of many proteins.
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C3H7NO3. See more at amino acid.
noun 1. any of several Brazilian trees of the genus Hevea, yielding rubber. noun 1. any of several euphorbiaceous trees of the Brazilian genus Hevea, that yield rubber 2. a deciduous simaroubaceous tree, Kirkia acuminata, of southern Africa with a graceful shape
[suh-ring-guh-puh-tam] /səˌrɪŋ gə pəˈtæm/ noun 1. a town in S Karnataka, in S India, former capital of Mysore state: taken by the British 1799. Seringapatam /səˌrɪŋɡəpəˈtæm/ noun 1. a small town in S India, in Karnataka on Seringapatam Island in the Cauvery River: capital of Mysore from 1610 to 1799, when it was besieged and […]
adjective 1. partly serious and partly comic: a seriocomic play. adjective 1. mixing serious and comic elements
adjective 1. of, showing, or characterized by deep thought. 2. of grave or somber disposition, character, or manner: a serious occasion; a serious man. 3. being in earnest; sincere; not trifling: His interest was serious. 4. requiring thought, concentration, or application: serious reading; a serious task. 5. weighty or important: a serious book; Marriage is […]