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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An essential amino acid, C6H9N3O2, important for the growth and repair of tissues.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An essential amino acid C6H9N3O2 found in most animal proteins; essential for tissue growth and repair.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an essential amino acid found in proteins that is important for the growth and repair of tissue

Etymologies

hist(o)- + -id(e) + -ine2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
histo- (Wiktionary)

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