taurine

See also: Taurine

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From Latin taurinus, from taurus (bull).

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taurine (comparative more taurine, superlative most taurine)

  1. Pertaining to a bull; bull-like.
    • 1820, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Oedipus Tyrannus; Or, Swellfoot The Tyrant: A Tragedy in Two Acts:
      I am the Ionian Minotaur, the mightiest
      Of all Europa’s taurine progeny—
      I am the old traditional Man-Bull;
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Structure diagram of taurine
 
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taur(ocholic) +‎ -ine

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taurine (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry, biochemistry) An amino-sulfonic acid, NH2CH2CH2SO3H, that has regulatory functions in mammals.
    Synonym: tauric acid
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taurine

  1. feminine plural of taurino

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taurīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of taurīnus