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citrulline

noun cit·rul·line \ˈsi-trə-ˌlēn\

Definition of CITRULLINE

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

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

citrulline

noun cit·rul·line \ˈsi-trə-ˌlēn; si-ˈtrəl-ˌēn, -ən\

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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