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phenylalanine

[ fen-l-al-uh-neen, -nin, feen- ]
/ 藢f蓻n l藞忙l 蓹藢nin, -n瑟n, 藢fin- /
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noun Biochemistry.
a crystalline, water-soluble, essential amino acid, C6H5CH2CH(NH2)COOH, necessary to the nutrition of humans and most animals, obtained chiefly from egg white or skim milk. Abbreviation: Phe; Symbol: F
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Also called phen路yl路a路mi路no路pro路pi路on路ic ac路id [fen-l-uh-mee-noh-proh-pee-on-ik, -am-uh-noh-, feen-, fen-l-uh-mee-noh-, -am-uh-noh-, feen-]. /藞f蓻n l 蓹藞mi no蕣 pro蕣 pi藞蓲n 瑟k, -藞忙m 蓹 no蕣-, 藞fin-, 藢f蓻n l 蓹藢mi no蕣-, -藢忙m 蓹 no蕣-, 藢fin-/.

Origin of phenylalanine

First recorded in 1880鈥85; phenyl + alanine
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British Dictionary definitions for phenylalanine

phenylalanine
/ (藢fi藧na瑟l藞忙l蓹藢ni藧n, 藢f蓻n瑟l-) /

noun
an aromatic essential amino acid; a component of proteins
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Scientific definitions for phenylalanine

phenylalanine
[ f臅n鈥采檒-膬l蓹-n膿n鈥 ]

An essential amino acid. Chemical formula: C9H11NO2. See more at amino acid.
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