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tyrosine

noun ty·ro·sine \ˈtī-rə-ˌsēn\

Definition of TYROSINE

:  a phenolic amino acid C9H11NO3 that is a precursor of several important substances (as epinephrine and melanin)
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Origin of TYROSINE

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from Greek tyros cheese — more at butter
First Known Use: 1857
Medical Dictionary

tyrosine

noun ty·ro·sine \ˈtī-rə-ˌsēn\

Medical Definition of TYROSINE

:  a phenolic amino acid C9H11NO3 that is a precursor of several important substances (as epinephrine and melanin)—abbreviation Tyr

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