Meaning of leucine

leu•cine

Pronunciation: (l'sēn, -sin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble amino acid, CHNO, 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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