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A colorless crystalline amino acid, C4H9NO3, that is obtained from the hydrolysis of protein and is an essential component of human nutrition.
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(Biochemistry) an essential amino acid that occurs in certain proteins
[C20 threon-, probably from Greek eruthron, from eruthros red (see erythro-) + -ine2]
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thre•o•nine(ˈθri əˌnin, -nɪn)
an essential amino acid, CH3CHOHCH(NH2)COOH, obtained by the hydrolysis of proteins. Symbol: T Abbr.: Thr
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An essential amino acid. See more at amino acid.
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|Noun||1.||threonine - a colorless crystalline amino acid found in protein; occurs in the hydrolysates of certain proteins; an essential component of human nutrition|
essential amino acid - an amino acid that is required by animals but that they cannot synthesize; must be supplied in the diet
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