Definición de tryptophan en inglés:

tryptophan

Silabificación: tryp·to·phan
Pronunciación: /ˈtriptəˌfan
 
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sustantivo

Biochemistry
An amino acid that is a constituent of most proteins. It is an essential nutrient in the diet of vertebrates.
  • An indole derivative; chemical formula: C8H6NCH2CH(NH2)COOH
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Key essential amino acids are valine, leucine, isoleucine, tryptophan and methionine.
  • Two known enzymes catabolize the essential amino acid tryptophan in mammals.
  • For example, eggs are high in alanine and methionine; whey protein is high in tryptophan and threonine.

Origen

late 19th century: from tryptic 'relating to trypsin' + Greek phainein 'appear'.

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Palabra del día hypnopompic
Pronunciación: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
adjective
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up