Leucine meaning

lo͝osēn
An essential amino acid, C6 H13 NO2 , obtained by the hydrolysis of protein by pancreatic enzymes during digestion and necessary for optimal growth in children and for the maintenance of nitrogen balance in adults.
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An essential amino acid, (CH3)2CHCH2CH(NH2)COOH, produced by the hydrolysis of proteins by pancreatic enzymes during digestion and by the putrefaction of nitrogenous organic matter.
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An essential amino acid, C6 H13 NO2 , obtained by the hydrolysis of protein by pancreatic enzymes during digestion and necessary for optimal growth in children and for the maintenance of nitrogen balance in adults.
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An essential amino acid. Chemical formula: C6H13NO2.
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(biochemistry) An essential amino acid, C6H13NO2, isomeric with isoleucine, found in most animal proteins; it is essential for growth in children.
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Origin of leucine

  • French leuc– leuc– –ine –ine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek λευκός (leukos, “white") +"Ž -ine

    From Wiktionary