isoleucine


iso·leu·cine

noun \ˌī-sō-ˈlü-ˌsēn\

Definition of ISOLEUCINE

:  a crystalline essential amino acid C6H13NO2 isomeric with leucine

Origin of ISOLEUCINE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1903

iso·leu·cine

noun \ˌī-sō-ˈlü-ˌsēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ISOLEUCINE

: a crystalline essential amino acid C6H13NO2 isomeric with leucine—abbreviation Ile

isoleucine

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

One of the essential amino acids, present in most common proteins. It was first isolated in 1904 from fibrin, a protein involved in coagulation. It is used in medicine and biochemical research and as a nutritional supplement.

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