[val-een, -in, vey-leen, -lin]
noun Biochemistry.
an essential amino acid, (CH 3 ) 2 CHCH(NH 2 )COOH, white, crystalline, and water-soluble, present in most plant and animal proteins, required for growth. Abbreviation: Val; Symbol: V

1910–15; val(eric) + -ine2 Unabridged
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valine (ˈveɪliːn, ˈvæl-)
an essential amino acid; a component of proteins
[C19: from val(eric acid) + -ine²]

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valine val·ine (vāl'ēn', vā'lēn')
Abbr. Val
An essential amino acid that is a constituent of proteins, especially fibrous proteins.

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valine   (vāl'ēn')  Pronunciation Key 
An essential amino acid. Chemical formula: C5H11NO2. See more at amino acid.
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