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Medical Term:

thienylalanine

Pronunciation: thi'e-nil-al'a-nen

Definition: A compound structurally similar to phenylalanine that inhibits the growth of Escherichia coli, presumably by competitive inhibition of enzymes for which l-phenylalanine is the substrate.

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