L-asparaginase

noun

L-as·​par·​a·​gi·​nase ˈel-a-ˈsper-ə-jə-ˌnās How to pronounce L-asparaginase (audio)
-ˌnāz,
-ˈspa-rə-
: an enzyme that breaks down the physiologically commoner form of asparagine, is obtained especially from bacteria, and is used especially to treat leukemia

Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of L-asparaginase was in 1962

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“L-asparaginase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/L-asparaginase. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

L-asparaginase

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