isoleucine

noun
iso·​leu·​cine | \ ˌī-sō-ˈlü-ˌsēn How to pronounce isoleucine (audio) \

Definition of isoleucine

: 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

First Known Use of isoleucine

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Isoleucine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isoleucine. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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isoleucine

noun
iso·​leu·​cine | \ ˌī-sō-ˈlü-ˌsēn How to pronounce isoleucine (audio) \

Medical Definition of isoleucine

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

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