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leucine

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noun leu·cine \ˈlü-ˌsēn\

Definition of leucine

  1. :  a white crystalline essential amino acid C6H13NO2 obtained by the hydrolysis of most dietary proteins



Origin and Etymology of leucine

French, from leuc- leuk-


First Known Use: 1826


Medical Dictionary

leucine

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noun leu·cine \ˈlü-ˌsēn\

Medical Definition of leucine

  1. :  a white crystalline essential amino acid C6H13NO2 obtained by the hydrolysis of most dietary proteins—abbreviation Leu




Learn More about leucine

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of leucine Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about leucine


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