his·​ti·​dine | \ ˈhi-stə-ˌdēn How to pronounce histidine (audio) \

Definition of histidine

: a crystalline essential amino acid C6H9N3O2 formed by the hydrolysis of most proteins

Examples of histidine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her research has been employed by conservationists as well as cosmetics companies, most recently Herbal Essences, which partnered with Kew to verify the ingredients in its Bio:Renew line — ingredients like the hair-smoothing antioxidant histidine. Cotton Codinha, Allure, "7 Influential People on Environmental Advocacy in the Beauty Industry," 22 Apr. 2019 The Nature study examined the same process in the amino acid histidine. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Superstar cancer researcher Tony Hunter of Salk Institute wins award, makes new finding," 4 Apr. 2018 In 1996, Dr. Croce and co-workers made international news with their discovery of a gene called the fragile histidine triad — FHIT for short. James Glanz And Agustin Armendariz, New York Times, "Years of Ethics Charges, but Star Cancer Researcher Gets a Pass," 8 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of histidine

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for histidine

International Scientific Vocabulary hist- + -idine

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The first known use of histidine was in 1896

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“Histidine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/histidine. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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his·​ti·​dine | \ ˈhis-tə-ˌdēn How to pronounce histidine (audio) \

Medical Definition of histidine

: a crystalline essential amino acid C6H9N3O2 formed by the hydrolysis of most proteins abbreviation His

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