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asparagine

noun as·par·a·gine \ə-ˈsper-ə-ˌjēn, -ˈspa-rə-\

Definition of ASPARAGINE

:  a nonessential amino acid C4H8N2O3 that is an amide of aspartic acid

Origin of ASPARAGINE

French, from Latin asparagus
First Known Use: 1813

asparagine

noun as·par·a·gine \ə-ˈspar-ə-ˌjēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASPARAGINE

:  a white crystalline amino acid C4H8N2O3 that is an amide of aspartic acid—abbreviation Asn

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