canavanine

noun
ca·​na·​van·​ine | \ ˌkan-ə-ˈvan-ˌēn How to pronounce canavanine (audio) , -ˈvän-; kə-ˈnav-ə-ˌnēn How to pronounce canavanine (audio) \

Medical Definition of canavanine

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

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“Canavanine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/canavanine. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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