Definition of citrulline
: a crystalline amino acid C6H13N3O3 formed especially as an intermediate in the conversion of ornithine to arginine
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Recent research also suggests that inside the rind there are high doses of citrulline, a compound linked to a range of benefits.
Most notably, citrulline converts to arginine, which is vital to the heart and improves circulation, according to Texas A&M's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center.
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Origin and Etymology of citrulline
International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Citrullus, genus name of the watermelon
First Known Use: 1930See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of citrulline
: a crystalline amino acid C6H13N3O3 formed especially as an intermediate in the conversion of ornithine to arginine in the living system
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