phenylaminopropionic acid

phenylalanine

[fen-l-al-uh-neen, -nin, feen-]
noun Biochemistry.
a crystalline, water-soluble, essential amino acid, C 6 H 5 CH 2 CH(NH 2 )COOH, necessary to the nutrition of humans and most animals, obtained chiefly from egg white or skim milk. Abbreviation: Phe; Symbol: F
Also called phenylaminopropionic acid [fen-l-uh-mee-noh-proh-pee-on-ik, -am-uh-noh-, feen-, fen-l-uh-mee-noh-, -am-uh-noh-, feen-] .


Origin:
1880–85; phenyl + alanine

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phenylalanine (ˌfiːnaɪlˈæləˌniːn, ˌfɛnɪl-)
 
n
an aromatic essential amino acid; a component of proteins

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

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phenylalanine   (fěn'əl-āl'ə-nēn')  Pronunciation Key 
An essential amino acid. Chemical formula: C9H11NO2. See more at amino acid.
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