<physiology> A crystalline, nitrogenous substance, with a sweet taste, formed from hippuric acid by boiling with hydrochloric acid, and present in bile united with cholic acid. It is also formed from gelatin by decomposition with acids. Chemically, it is amido-acetic acid.
Origin: Gr. Glykys sweet + kolla glue.
(01 Mar 1998)
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