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tryp•to•phan



Pronunciation: (trip'tu-fan"), [key]
n. Biochem.
an essential amino acid, (C8H6N)CH2CH(NH2)COOH, colorless, crystalline, and aromatic, released from proteins by tryptic digestion and a precursor of serotonin. Abbr: Trp; Symbol: W Also,tryp•to•phanePronunciation: (trip'tu-fān"). [key]

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