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leucine

leucine

noun leu·cine \ˈlü-ˌsēn\

Definition of LEUCINE

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

Origin of LEUCINE

French, from leuc- leuk-
First Known Use: 1826

leucine

noun leu·cine \ˈlü-ˌsēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LEUCINE

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

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