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valine

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noun va·line \ˈva-ˌlēn, ˈvā-\

Definition of valine

  1. :  a crystalline essential amino acid C5H11NO2 that is one of the building blocks of plant and animal proteins



Origin and Etymology of valine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from valeric (acid)


First Known Use: 1907


Medical Dictionary

valine

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noun va·line \ˈvā-ˌlēn, ˈva-ˌlēn\

Medical Definition of valine

  1. :  a crystalline essential amino acid C5H11NO2 that occurs especially in fibrous proteins—abbreviation Val




Learn More about valine

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


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