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leucin

leucin


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leucin  \Leu"cin\  (l[=u]"s[i^]n),  n.  [Gr.  leyko`s  white.] 
  (Physiol.  Chem.) 
  A  white,  crystalline,  nitrogenous  substance  formed  in  the 
  decomposition  of  albuminous  matter  by  pancreatic  digestion, 
  by  the  action  of  boiling  dilute  sulphuric  acid,  and  by 
  putrefaction.  It  is  also  found  as  a  constituent  of  various 
  tissues  and  organs,  as  the  spleen,  pancreas,  etc.,  and 
  likewise  in  the  vegetable  kingdom.  Chemically  it  is  to  be 
  considered  as  amido-caproic  acid.