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citrulline

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noun cit·rul·line \ˈsi-trə-ˌlēn\

Definition of citrulline

  1. :  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


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citrulline

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

Medical Definition of citrulline

  1. :  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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