- (biochemistry) An essential amino acid, C6H14N2O2.
- Synonym: Lys
- 2010, Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno, The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN), page 65:
- Lysine is an essential amino acid required for many body functions, including growth and bone development in children; calcium absorption and maintenance of the correct nitrogen balance in the body; maintenance of lean body mass; production of antibodies, hormones, and enzymes; collagen formation and repair of tissue.
essential amino acid, C6H14N2O2
- Hyphenation: ly‧si‧ne
lysine f or m (uncountable)