theanine

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noun the·a·nine \ˈthē-ə-ˌnēn\
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L–theanine

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Definition of theanine

  1. :  an amino acid C7H14N2O3 found especially in green tea and used as a dietary supplement Green tea, which is rich in a depression-fighting amino acid called theanine, has previously been lauded for its health benefits. — Camilla Turner

First Known Use of theanine

1950


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