Meaning of threonine

thre•o•nine

Pronunciation: (thrē'u-nēn", -nin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. an essential amino acid, CHCHOHCH(NH)COOH, obtained by the hydrolysis of proteins. Abbr.: Thr; Symbol: T
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