Meaning of valine

val•ine

Pronunciation: (val'ēn, -in, vā'lēn, -lin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. an essential amino acid, (CH)CHCH(NH)COOH, white, crystalline, and water-soluble, present in most plant and animal proteins, required for growth. Abbr.: Val; Symbol: V
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