selenocysteine

noun

sel·​e·​no·​cys·​teine ˌsel-ə-nō-ˈsis-tə-ˌēn How to pronounce selenocysteine (audio)
: a cysteine analog C3H7NO2Se in which one atom of sulfur has been replaced with one atom of selenium

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“Selenocysteine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/selenocysteine. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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