aspartic acid

noun
as·​par·​tic acid | \ ə-ˈspär-tik- How to pronounce aspartic acid (audio) \

Definition of aspartic acid

: a crystalline amino acid C4H7NO4 found especially in plants

Examples of aspartic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Note that the two amino acids that lead to a mutation, alanine and aspartic acid, are shorter than glutamic acid. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Both German sequences carried an aspartic acid at the position, however, making that scenario unlikely. Kai Kupferschmidt, Science | AAAS, 17 May 2021 There is some modest evidence that D-aspartic acid in soybeans, lentils and almonds is helpful in promoting testosterone production. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 24 May 2018 Some supplements with vitamin D and zinc, plus D-aspartic acid are available, but the impact is not proven. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of aspartic acid

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aspartic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from Latin asparagus

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“Aspartic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aspartic%20acid. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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aspartic acid

noun
as·​par·​tic acid | \ ə-ˌspärt-ik- How to pronounce aspartic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of aspartic acid

: a crystalline amino acid C4H7NO4 that is obtained from many proteins by hydrolysis abbreviation Asp

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