What is another word for leucine?

Pronunciation: [lˈuːsiːn] (IPA)

Leucine is one of the essential amino acids that our body cannot produce and must get from our diets. It is commonly found in high protein foods such as meat, fish, beans, nuts, and dairy products. Leucine plays a crucial role in protein synthesis and muscle growth, making it popular among athletes and bodybuilders. Besides leucine, some synonyms for this amino acid include L-leucine, 2-amino-4-methylpentanoic acid, alpha-aminoisocaproic acid, and 6-methyl-2-aminoheptanoic acid. Although they have slightly different chemical structures, these synonyms share the same molecular formula of C6H13NO2 and have similar biological functions.

Synonyms for Leucine:

  • n.

    substance
  • Other relevant words:

    • amino acid
    • .
    Other relevant words (noun):

What are the hypernyms for Leucine?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    Amino Acids, Aliphatic amino acids, Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), Proteinogenic amino acids.

What are the hyponyms for Leucine?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for leucine (as nouns)

    • substance
      essential amino acid.

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