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4-hydroxyproline

Pronunciation: hi-drok'se-pro'len

Definition: the trans-l-isomer is a pyrrolidine found among the hydrolysis products of collagen; not found in proteins other than those of connective tissue. A vitamin C deficiency will result in impaired formation of hydroxyproline.

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