threonine

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noun thre·o·nine \ˈthrē-ə-ˌnēn\

Definition of threonine

  1. :  a colorless crystalline essential amino acid C4H9NO3

Origin and Etymology of threonine

probably from threonic acid (C4H8O5)


First Known Use: 1936


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threonine

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noun thre·o·nine \ˈthrē-ə-ˌnēn\

Medical Definition of threonine

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


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