nonessential amino acid

noun

Definition of nonessential amino acid

: any of various amino acids that are required for normal health and growth, that can be synthesized within the body or derived in the body from essential amino acids, and that include alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cystine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine — compare essential amino acid

First Known Use of nonessential amino acid

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonessential amino acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonessential%20amino%20acid. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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nonessential amino acid

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Medical Definition of nonessential amino acid

: any of various amino acids that are required for normal health and growth, which can be synthesized within the body or derived in the body from essential amino acids, and which include alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine — compare essential amino acid

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