isoleucine

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noun iso·leu·cine \ˌī-sō-ˈlü-ˌsēn\

Definition of isoleucine

  1. :  a crystalline, hydrophobic, essential amino acid C6H13NO2 that is obtained in its levorotatory L -form by the hydrolysis of dietary protein and is isomeric with leucine

Origin and Etymology of isoleucine

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1903


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isoleucine

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noun iso·leu·cine \ˌī-sō-ˈlü-ˌsēn\

Medical Definition of isoleucine

  1. :  a crystalline essential amino acid C6H13NO2 isomeric with leucine—abbreviation Ile


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