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taurine

Pronunciation: taw'rin, -ren

Definition:

  1. An aminosulfonic acid, synthesized from l-cysteine and used in a number of roles, including in the synthesis of certain bile salts.
  2. Of or pertaining to a bull.

[L. taurinus, of bulls, fr. taurus, bull, + suffix -inus, pertaining to]

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