- an essential amino acid, CH3CHOHCH(NH2)COOH, obtained by the hydrolysis of proteins. Abbreviation: Thr; Symbol: T
Origin of threonine
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- an essential amino acid that occurs in certain proteins
C20 threon-, probably from Greek eruthron, from eruthros red (see erythro-) + -ine ²
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- A colorless crystalline amino acid that is derived from the hydrolysis of protein and is an essential component of human nutrition.
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- An essential amino acid. Chemical formula: C4H9NO3. See more at amino acid.
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