asparagine[as par′ə jēn′, -per′-; -jin′]
asparagine definition by Webster's New World
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a nonessential amino acid, NHCOCHCH(NH)COOH
Origin: French ; from Classical Latin asparagus (see asparagus) plush French -ine, -ine
asparagine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A crystalline amino acid, C4H8N2O3, found in many proteins, and present in large amounts in some plants, such as asparagus, that is easily hydrolyzed to aspartic acid.
Origin: asparag(us) + -ine2.
asparagine - Medical Definition
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noun Abbr. Asn
An amino acid found in proteins that is the beta-amide of aspartic acid. Also called asparamide.
asparagine - Science Definition
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C4H8N2O3. See more at amino acid.