homocysteine etymology

English word homocysteine comes from English homo-, English cysteine

Detailed word origin of homocysteine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
homo- English (eng) (organic chemistry) Used to form the names of compounds derived from simpler ones by addition of a methylene group. Of or pertaining to homosexuals or homosexuality. Same.
cysteine English (eng) (amino acid) A sulphur-containing nonessential amino acid C3H7NO2S found in most animal proteins; it readily oxidizes to cystine.
homocysteine English (eng) (amino acid) An amino acid which is monitored in the blood to estimate risk of cardiovascular disease.

Words with the same origin as homocysteine

Descendants of homo-
homoarginine homocarnosine homocentrism homodifunctionalized homodisubstituted homodromous homoerotic homomania homomer homonym homopaternal homophase homophobe homophobia homopurine homorhythm homosex homosphere homostructure homosubstituted homotaxis homothermal homovanillic homovanillic acid homovitexin
Descendants of cysteine
cysteic cysteinal cysteinate cysteinyl leukotriene