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leu•cine



Pronunciation: (lOO'sēn, -sin), [key]
n. Biochem.
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. Abbr.: Leu; Symbol: L

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