valine

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noun va·line \ˈva-ˌlēn, ˈvā-\

Definition of valine

  1. :  a crystalline essential amino acid C5H11NO2 that is one of the building blocks of plant and animal proteins

Origin and Etymology of valine

borrowed from German Valin, from Valeriansäure valeric acid + -in 2-ine


First Known Use: 1907


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valine

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noun va·line \ˈvā-ˌlēn, ˈva-ˌlēn\

Medical Definition of valine

  1. :  a crystalline essential amino acid C5H11NO2 that occurs especially in fibrous proteins—abbreviation Val


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