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noun mono·iodo·ty·ro·sine \-ī-ˌōd-ə-ˈtī-rə-ˌsēn, -ī-ˌäd-ə-\

Medical Definition of monoiodotyrosine

  1. :  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

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