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phenylalanine phen·yl·al·a·nine (fěn'əl-āl'ə-nēn', fē'nəl-)
An essential amino acid that occurs as a constituent of many proteins and is normally converted to tyrosine in the body.
An essential amino acid. Chemical formula: C9H11NO2. See more at amino acid.