tyrosine

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noun ty·ro·sine \ˈtī-rə-ˌsēn\

Definition of tyrosine

  1. :  a phenolic amino acid C9H11NO3 that is a precursor of several important substances (such as epinephrine and melanin)

Origin and Etymology of tyrosine

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from Greek tyros cheese — more at butter


First Known Use: 1857


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tyrosine

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noun ty·ro·sine \ˈtī-rə-ˌsēn\

Medical Definition of tyrosine

  1. :  a phenolic amino acid C9H11NO3 that is a precursor of several important substances (as epinephrine and melanin)—abbreviation Tyr


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