Definition of Phe in English:

Phe

noun

Astronomy
  • The constellation Phoenix. Chiefly as postpositive, designating a star of this constellation.

noun

Biochemistry
  • The amino acid phenylalanine.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Transactions of the International Astronomical Union. Shortened from Phoenix, Phoenicis, originally as graphic abbreviation<br>1940s. Shortened from phenylalanine, as graphic abbreviation.

Pronunciation

Phe

/fiː/