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tryptophan

noun tryp·to·phan \ˈtrip-tə-ˌfan\

Definition of TRYPTOPHAN

:  a crystalline essential amino acid C11H12N2O2 that is widely distributed in proteins

Variants of TRYPTOPHAN

tryp·to·phan also tryp·to·phane \-ˌfān\
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Origin of TRYPTOPHAN

International Scientific Vocabulary tryptic + -o- + -phane
First Known Use: 1890
Medical Dictionary

tryptophan

noun tryp·to·phan \ˈtrip-tə-ˌfan\

Medical Definition of TRYPTOPHAN

:  a crystalline essential amino acid C11H12N2O2 that is widely distributed in proteins—abbreviation Trp

Variants of TRYPTOPHAN

tryp·to·phan also tryp·to·phane \-ˌfān\

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