HyperDic: essential_amino_acid

English > 1 sense of the expression essential amino acid:
NOUNsubstanceessential amino acidan amino acid that is required by animals but that they cannot synthesize
English > essential amino acid: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn amino acid that is required by animals but that they cannot synthesize; must be supplied in the diet.
NarrowerarginineA bitter tasting amino acid found in proteins and necessary for nutrition
histidineAn essential amino acid found in proteins that is important for the growth and repair of tissue
isoleucineAn essential amino acid found in proteins
leucineA white crystalline amino acid occurring in proteins that is essential for nutrition
lysineAn essential amino acid found in proteins
methionineA crystalline amino acid containing sulfur
phenylalanineAn essential amino acid found in proteins and needed for growth of children and for protein metabolism in children and adults
threonineA colorless crystalline amino acid found in protein
tryptophan, tryptophaneAn amino acid that occurs in proteins
valineAn essential amino acid found in proteins
Broaderamino acid, aminoalkanoic acidorganic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group
Spanishaminoácido esencial
Catalanaminoàcid essencial

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