Ovaline vs Valine - What's the difference?

ovaline | valine |

As an adjective ovaline

is in the shape of an oval, or similar to the shape of an oval.

As a noun valine is

tool, means, implement.




(en adjective)
  • In the shape of an oval, or similar to the shape of an oval.
  • *1862 , "Mr. Axtell", The Atlantic Monthly , volume 10, page 447:
  • Obeying the mighty behest, I beheld, and an ovaline picture, painted in the artistry of heaven, let down from the crystalline walls, that I might not see, and held fast by a cord of gold, safe in an angel's keeping, God had sent for me to look upon.
  • *1994 , Tito Perdue, The New Austerities , p. 33:
  • He took two bottles, one of which held an ovaline pill that was faintly pink and bore a label on it with a picture of the moon.
  • *2013 , Steve Moody, The Gossamer Intervention , page 272:
  • Passing the large, ovaline swimming pool with its pretty little wooden bridge that connected the adult swimming and children's splashing areas, they skirted along the sea-side edge of the main hotel and then veered to the right when they came to the croquet lawn.



    (wikipedia valine)


  • (amino acid, organic compound, ) An essential amino acid 2-amino-3-methylbutanoic acid found in most animal proteins.
  • Synonyms

    * Val

    Derived terms

    * norvaline


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