a white, crystalline, water-soluble amino acid, C6H13NO2, obtained by the decomposition of proteins and made synthetically: essential in the nutrition of humans and animals. Abbreviation: Leu; Symbol: L
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How to use leucine in a sentence
Mulder and others have shown that it is merely impure leucine.
An experiment carried out as above without any addition of leucine gave 9732 grams of alcohol containing 040 per cent.Alcoholic Fermentation | Arthur Harden
British Dictionary definitions for leucine
an essential amino acid found in many proteins
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Scientific definitions for leucine
An essential amino acid. Chemical formula: C6H13NO2. See more at amino acid.
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