Definition of asparagine
: a nonessential amino acid C4H8N2O3 that is an amide of aspartic acid
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The amino acid asparagine was named after asparagus, thanks to its abundance in the vegetable’s juice, where it was first discovered.
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Origin and Etymology of asparagine
French, from Latin asparagus
First Known Use: 1808See Words from the same year
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