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ty•ro•sine



Pronunciation: (tī'ru-sēn", -sin, tir'u-), [key]
n. Biochem.
a crystalline amino acid, HOC6H4CH2CH(NH2)COOH, abundant in ripe cheese, that acts as a precursor of norepinephrine and dopamine. Abbr.: Tyr; Symbol: Y

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