asparagine

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noun as·par·a·gine \ə-ˈsper-ə-ˌjēn, -ˈspa-rə-\

Definition of asparagine

  1. :  a nonessential amino acid C4H8N2O3 that is an amide of aspartic acid

Origin and Etymology of asparagine

French, from Latin asparagus


First Known Use: 1808


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asparagine

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noun as·par·a·gine \ə-ˈspar-ə-ˌjēn\

Medical Definition of asparagine

  1. :  a white crystalline amino acid C4H8N2O3 that is an amide of aspartic acid—abbreviation Asn


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