threonine


thre·o·nine

noun \ˈthrē-ə-ˌnēn\

Definition of THREONINE

:  a colorless crystalline essential amino acid C4H9NO3

Origin of THREONINE

probably from threonic acid (C4H8O5)
First Known Use: 1936

thre·o·nine

noun \ˈthrē-ə-ˌnēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THREONINE

: a colorless crystalline essential amino acid C4H9NO3 that is found in various proteins—abbreviation Thr

threonine

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

One of the essential amino acids. It occurs in the proteins of egg, milk, gelatin, and other biological substances and may be synthesized or obtained by hydrolyzing casein. It is used in nutritional and biochemical research and as a dietary supplement.

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