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canavanine

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

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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