asparagine


as·par·a·gine

noun \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

as·par·a·gine

noun \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

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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