tryptophan

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noun tryp·to·phan \ˈtrip-tə-ˌfan\

Definition of tryptophan

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

Variants of tryptophan

less commonly

tryptophane

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Origin and Etymology of tryptophan

International Scientific Vocabulary tryptic + -o- + -phane


First Known Use: 1890


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tryptophan

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noun tryp·to·phan \ˈtrip-tə-ˌfan\

Medical Definition of tryptophan

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

Variants of tryptophan

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tryptophane

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