Definitions for ornithineˈɔr nəˌθin

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  1. ornithine(noun)

    an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is important in the formation of urea

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  1. ornithine(Noun)

    An amino acid, 2,5-diaminopentanoic acid, that is not present in protein, but is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of urea.

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  1. Ornithine

    Ornithine is an amino acid that plays a role in the urea cycle. Ornithine is abnormally accumulated in the body in ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency.

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  1. Ornithine

    An amino acid produced in the urea cycle by the splitting off of urea from arginine.

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