Meaning of alliin in English:

alliin

Pronunciation /ˈalɪɪn/

noun

(also allin)
Biochemistry
  • 1 rare A substance found in garlic, originally thought to be a glucoside.

  • 2An amino acid found in garlic and other species of the genus Allium, which when brought into contact with the enzyme alliinase (e.g. by crushing a garlic clove), is converted to the strong-smelling compound allicin. See "allicin", alliinase .

    Systematic name: 3-(2-propenylsulfinyl)-l-alanine. Formula: C₆H₁₁NO₃S.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society.