L-asparaginase

noun
L-as·​par·​a·​gi·​nase | \ ˈel-a-ˈsper-ə-jə-ˌnās How to pronounce L-asparaginase (audio) , -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, in the meaning defined above

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“L-asparaginase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/L-asparaginase. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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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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