from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A white crystalline amino acid, C9H11NO3, that is obtained from the hydrolysis of proteins such as casein and is a precursor of epinephrine, thyroxine, and melanin.
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- n. A nonessential amino acid C9H11NO3 found in most animal proteins, especially casein.
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- n. an amino acid found in most proteins; a precursor of several hormones
Greek tūros, cheese; + -ine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek cheese. (Wiktionary)