histidine


his·ti·dine

noun \ˈhis-tə-ˌdēn\

Definition of HISTIDINE

:  a crystalline essential amino acid C6H9N3O2 formed by the hydrolysis of most proteins

Origin of HISTIDINE

International Scientific Vocabulary hist- + -idine
First Known Use: 1896

his·ti·dine

noun \ˈhis-tə-ˌdēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HISTIDINE

: a crystalline essential amino acid C6H9N3O2 formed by the hydrolysis of most proteins—abbreviation His

histidine

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

One of the essential amino acids, first isolated in 1896. It occurs abundantly in hemoglobin and can be isolated from blood cells. It is used in medicine and biochemical research and as a dietary supplement and feed additive.

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