kynurenine

noun
kyn·​uren·​ine | \ ˌkīn-yu̇-ˈren-ˌēn How to pronounce kynurenine (audio) , ˌkin- How to pronounce kynurenine (audio) , -ˈyu̇-rən- \

Medical Definition of kynurenine

: an amino acid C10H12N4O3 occurring in the urine of various animals as one of the normal products of tryptophan metabolism

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“Kynurenine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/kynurenine. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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