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testosterone Tweet Definition of testosterone Like Definition of testosterone on Facebook
noun
  1. (steroid hormone) steroid, Steroid hormone produced primarily in the testes of the male; it is responsible for the development of secondary sex characteristics in the male.
  2. (figuratively) Manly behavior, often of an aggressive or foolishly reckless nature.
Mother encouraged James to rely more on intelligence and less on to deal with the neighbor's son.
thiamine Tweet Definition of thiamine Like Definition of thiamine on Facebook
noun
  1. (vitamin) One of the constituents of vitamin B complex, found in meat, yeast and bran, that is necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates.
threonine Tweet Definition of threonine Like Definition of threonine on Facebook
noun
  1. (amino acid) An essential amino acid C4H19NO3 found in most animal proteins.
thrombin Tweet Definition of thrombin Like Definition of thrombin on Facebook
noun
  1. (enzyme) An enzyme in blood that facilitates blood clotting by converting fibrogen to fibrin (by means of ionized calcium).
thymine Tweet Definition of thymine Like Definition of thymine on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, biochemistry, genetics) A base, C5H6N2O2, obtained by applying sulphuric acid to thymic acid; it pairs with adenine in DNA.
thymosin Tweet Definition of thymosin Like Definition of thymosin on Facebook
noun
  1. A polypeptide hormone, secreted by the thymus, that stimulates the development of T cells as part of the immune system
thyroxine Tweet Definition of thyroxine Like Definition of thyroxine on Facebook
noun
  1. (hormone) A hormone (an iodine derivative of tyrosine), produced by the thyroid gland, that regulates cell metabolism and growth.
tocopherol Tweet Definition of tocopherol Like Definition of tocopherol on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of several isomers of the principal component of vitamin E, each containing a chromanol ring and an isoprene side-chain.
transcriptase Tweet Definition of transcriptase Like Definition of transcriptase on Facebook
noun
  1. A polymerase that catalyzes the transcription of DNA to RNA.
transferrin Tweet Definition of transferrin Like Definition of transferrin on Facebook
noun
  1. (biochemistry) a glycoprotein, a beta globulin, in blood serum that combines with, and transports iron
transmitter Tweet Definition of transmitter Like Definition of transmitter on Facebook
noun
  1. something that transmits something (in all senses)
  2. an electronic device that generates and amplifies a carrier wave, modulates it with a meaningful signal derived from speech, music, TV or other sources, and broadcasts the resulting signal from an antenna
trypsin Tweet Definition of trypsin Like Definition of trypsin on Facebook
noun
  1. A digestive enzyme that cleaves peptide bonds (a serine protease).
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tryptophan Tweet Definition of tryptophan Like Definition of tryptophan on Facebook
noun
  1. (amino acid) An essential amino acid having an indole side chain; it is present in many foods, especially chocolate, oats, bananas and milk; it is essential for normal growth and development and is the precursor of serotonin and niacin.
tyramine Tweet Definition of tyramine Like Definition of tyramine on Facebook
noun
  1. (chemistry) a phenolic amine, 4-hydroxy-phenethylamine, derived from the amino acid tyrosine, found in various foodstuffs and used as a sympathomimetic agent
tyrosinase Tweet Definition of tyrosinase Like Definition of tyrosinase on Facebook
noun
  1. An enzyme, similar to catechol oxidase, that catalyzes the production of phenolic pigments such as melanin.
tyrosine Tweet Definition of tyrosine Like Definition of tyrosine on Facebook
noun
  1. (amino acid) A nonessential amino acid C9H11NO3 found in most animal proteins, especially casein.

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