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essential amino acid

[i′sen·chəl ə′mē·nō ‚as·əd]
(biochemistry)
Any of eight of the 20 naturally occurring amino acids that are indispensable for optimum animal growth but cannot be formed in the body and must be supplied in the diet.
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Nutrient Composition Crude protein(%) 11.55 Ether extract(%) 8.00 Crude fibre(%) 14.00 Ash(%) 4.00 Nitrogen free extract(%) 51.66 Dry matter(%) 89.21 Energy MeKcal/kg 2,827.16 Table 2: Amino acid profile of S.