threonine

noun
thre·​o·​nine | \ ˈthrē-ə-ˌnēn How to pronounce threonine (audio) \

Definition of threonine

: a colorless crystalline essential amino acid C4H9NO3

First Known Use of threonine

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for threonine

probably from threonic acid (C4H8O5)

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“Threonine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/threonine. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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threonine

noun
thre·​o·​nine | \ ˈthrē-ə-ˌnēn How to pronounce threonine (audio) \

Medical Definition of threonine

: a colorless crystalline essential amino acid C4H9NO3 that is found in various proteins abbreviation Thr

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