noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A hydrophilic amino acid which is a constituent of most proteins and is important in the synthesis of some hormones.
More example sentences
- In animal cells serine, threonine and tyrosine are the amino acids subject to phosphorylation.
- It preferentially hydrolyzes peptide bonds involving tyrosine, phenylalanine, and tryptophan.
- The most prevalent amino acid is cysteine with other major ones including tyrosine, histidine, lysine and arginine.
Definition of tyrosine in:
- The US English dictionary