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Meaning of arginine

ar•gi•nine

Pronunciation: (är'ju-nēn", -nīn", -nin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. an essential amino acid, CHNO: the free amino acid increases insulin secretion and is converted to urea in the liver by arginase. Abbr.: Arg; Symbol: R
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