valine


va·line

noun \ˈva-ˌlēn, ˈvā-\

Definition of VALINE

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

Origin of VALINE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from valeric (acid)
First Known Use: 1907

va·line

noun \ˈvā-ˌlēn, ˈva-ˌlēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VALINE

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

valine

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

One of the essential amino acids, found in most proteins. Produced industrially by hydrolysis of proteins or by chemical synthesis, it is used in biochemical and nutritional research and as a dietary supplement.

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