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[fen-l-al-uh-neen, -nin, feen-] /ˌfɛn lˈæl əˌnin, -nɪn, ˌfin-/

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. Symbol: F.
Abbreviation: Phe;
/ˌfiːnaɪlˈæləˌniːn; ˌfɛnɪl-/
an aromatic essential amino acid; a component of proteins

phenylalanine phen·yl·al·a·nine (fěn’əl-āl’ə-nēn’, fē’nəl-)
Abbr. Phe
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.


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