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Nonessential amino acid

Definition
noun, plural: nonessential amino acids
An amino acid in which an organism is able to synthesize in sufficient amounts, thus may not be necessary in the diet
Supplement
Naturally occurring amino acids may be classified as either essential or nonessential. In humans, nonessential amino acids include alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, asparagine, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine.
Also called:

  • dispensable amino acid

Compare:

  • essential amino acid
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