L-asparaginase

noun L-as·par·a·gi·nase \ ˈel-a-ˈsper-ə-jə-ˌnās , -ˌnāz , -ˈspa-rə- \

Definition of L-asparaginase

:an enzyme that breaks down the physiologically commoner form of asparagine, is obtained especially from bacteria, and is used especially to treat leukemia

First Known Use of l-asparaginase

1962


l-asparaginase

noun l-as·par·a·gi·nase \ ¦elaˈsparəjə̇ˌnās , -āz \

Definition of l-asparaginase

plural -s
:an enzyme that breaks down the physiologically commoner form of asparagine, is obtained especially from bacteria, and is used especially to treat leukemia

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Origin and Etymology of {sc}l{/sc}-asparaginase

L-(levorotatory) + asparagine + -ase


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L-asparaginase

noun L-as·par·a·gi·nase \ ˈel-as-ˈpar-ə-jə-ˌnās, -ˌnāz \

medical Definition of L-asparaginase

:an enzyme that breaks down the physiologically commoner form of asparagine, is obtained especially from bacteria, and is used especially to treat leukemia

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