nonessential amino acid

n.

An alpha-amino acid that is required for protein synthesis and can be synthesized by humans.

Nearby words

  1. nonempty,
  2. nonentity,
  3. nonequivalence,
  4. nones,
  5. nonessential,
  6. nonesuch,
  7. nonet,
  8. nonetheless,
  9. nonethnic,
  10. nonevent


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