Valine meaning

văl'ēn', vā'lēn'
An essential amino acid, C5 H11 NO2 .
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A white, crystalline, essential amino acid, (CH3)2CHCH(NH2)COOH, found in small quantities in many proteins.
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An essential amino acid, C5 H11 NO2 .
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An essential amino acid. Chemical formula: C5H11NO2.
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(biochemistry, organic chemistry) An essential amino acid 2-amino-3-methylbutanoic acid found in most animal proteins.
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Origin of valine

  • val(eric acid) –ine
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the name of the plant valerian.
    From Wiktionary