as·par·a·gine noun \ə-ˈsper-ə-ˌjēn, -ˈspa-rə-\
: a nonessential amino acid C4H8N2O3 that is an amide of aspartic acid
Origin of ASPARAGINE
French, from Latin asparagus
First Known Use: 1813
as·par·a·gine noun \ə-ˈspar-ə-ˌjēn\ (Medical Dictionary)
: a white crystalline amino acid C4H8N2O3 that is an amide of aspartic acid—abbreviation Asn
asparagine noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
One of the nonessential amino acids, widely distributed in plant proteins and closely related to aspartic acid. First isolated in 1806 from asparagus, it is used in medicine and biochemical research.
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