citrulline


cit·rul·line

noun \ˈsi-trə-ˌlēn\

Definition of CITRULLINE

:  a crystalline amino acid C6H13N3O3 formed especially as an intermediate in the conversion of ornithine to arginine

Origin of CITRULLINE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Citrullus, genus name of the watermelon
First Known Use: 1930

cit·rul·line

noun \ˈsi-trə-ˌlēn; si-ˈtrəl-ˌēn, -ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CITRULLINE

: a crystalline amino acid C6H13N3O3 formed especially as an intermediate in the conversion of ornithine to arginine in the living system

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