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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 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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