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isoleucine

[ahy-suh-loo-seen, -sin]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. a crystalline amino acid, C6H13O2, occurring in proteins, that is essential to the nutrition of humans and animals. Abbreviation: Ile; Symbol: I
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Origin of isoleucine

First recorded in 1900–05; iso- + leucine
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British Dictionary definitions for isoleucine

isoleucine

noun
  1. an essential amino acid that occurs in proteins and is formed by protein hydrolysis
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isoleucine in Medicine

isoleucine

(ī′sə-lōōsēn′)
n.
  1. An essential amino acid that is isomeric with leucine.
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isoleucine in Science

isoleucine

[ī′sə-lōōsēn′]
  1. An essential amino acid. Chemical formula: C6H13NO2. See more at amino acid.
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