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aspartic acid

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noun as·par·tic acid \ə-ˈspär-tik-\

Definition of aspartic acid

  1. :  a crystalline amino acid C4H7NO4 found especially in plants



Origin of aspartic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from Latin asparagus


First Known Use: 1863


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aspartic acid

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noun as·par·tic acid \ə-ˌspärt-ik-\

Medical Definition of aspartic acid

  1. :  a crystalline amino acid C4H7NO4 that is obtained from many proteins by hydrolysis—abbreviation Asp




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