monoiodotyrosine

noun
mono·​iodo·​ty·​ro·​sine | \ -ī-ˌōd-ə-ˈtī-rə-ˌsēn, -ī-ˌäd-ə- How to pronounce monoiodotyrosine (audio) \

Medical Definition of monoiodotyrosine

: an iodinated tyrosine C9H10INO3 that is produced in the thyroid gland by the substitution of one iodine atom in the amino acid for an atom of hydrogen, that undergoes further iodination to produce diiodotyrosine, and that combines with diiodotyrosine to form triiodothyronine

Learn More about monoiodotyrosine

Cite this Entry

“Monoiodotyrosine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/monoiodotyrosine. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

Comments on monoiodotyrosine

What made you want to look up monoiodotyrosine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!