essential amino acid

Definition: Meaning of, essential amino acid in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ɪˈsɛnʃ(ə)l əˈmiːnəʊ;əˈmʌɪnəʊ ˈasɪd /

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essential amino acid essential amino acids
  1. an amino acid that is required by animals but that they cannot synthesize; must be supplied in the diet
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Pronunciation: əˈmɪɡdəlɔɪd ˈnjuːklɪəs
Parts of Speech: noun
an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behaviour