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noun ca·na·van·ine \ˌkan-ə-ˈvan-ˌēn, -ˈvän-; kə-ˈnav-ə-ˌnēn\

Medical Definition of canavanine

  1. :  an amino acid C5H12O3N4 occurring especially in the jack bean that is an inhibitor of protein synthesis

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