aspartic acid


as·par·tic acid

noun \ə-ˈspär-tik-\

Definition of ASPARTIC ACID

:  a crystalline amino acid C4H7NO4 found especially in plants

Origin of ASPARTIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from Latin asparagus
First Known Use: 1863

as·par·tic acid

noun \ə-ˌspärt-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASPARTIC ACID

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

aspartic acid

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

One of the nonessential amino acids, found in many proteins and closely related to asparagine. It is used in medical and biochemical research, as an organic intermediate, and in various industrial applications. It is one of the two components of aspartame.

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