Meaning of isoleucine

i•so•leu•cine

Pronunciation: (ī"su-l'sēn, -sin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a crystalline amino acid, CHO, occurring in proteins, that is essential to the nutrition of humans and animals. Abbr.: Ile; Symbol: I
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