leucine

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Ancient Greek λευκός ‎(leukós, white) +‎ -ine

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leucine ‎(countable and uncountable, plural leucines)

  1. (biochemistry) An essential amino acid, C6H13NO2, isomeric with isoleucine, found in most animal proteins; it is essential for growth in children.

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leucine f

  1. plural of leucina

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