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be•ta•ine



Pronunciation: (bē'tu-ēn", -in; bi-tā'ēn, -in), [key]
n. Chem., Pharm.
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, sweet-tasting alkaloid, C5H11NO2, usually obtained from sugar beets or synthesized from glycine, used chiefly in medicine. Also,be•ta•inPronunciation: (bē'tu-in, bi-tā'-). [key]Also called lycine, oxyneurine, trimethylglycine.

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