tryptophan

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noun tryp·to·phan \ ˈtrip-tə-ˌfan \
variants: or less commonly tryptophane play \-ˌfān\

Definition of tryptophan

:a crystalline essential amino acid C11H12N2O2 that is widely distributed in proteins

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Origin and Etymology of tryptophan

International Scientific Vocabulary tryptic + -o- + -phane


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tryptophan

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noun tryp·to·phan \ ˈtrip-tə-ˌfan \
variants: also tryptophane play \-ˌfān\

medical Definition of tryptophan

:a crystalline essential amino acid C11H12N2O2 that is widely distributed in proteins abbreviation Trp

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