aspartic acid[as pär′tik]
aspartic acid definition by Webster's New World
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a nonessential amino acid, COOHCHCH(NH)COOH
Origin: coined from asparagus
aspartic acid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A nonessential amino acid, C4H7NO4, found especially in young sugar cane and sugar-beet molasses.
Origin: From asparagus (from its being obtained from an amino acid found in asparagus).
aspartic acid - Medical Definition
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noun Abbr. Asp
One of the nonessential amino acids that occur in proteins. Also called alpha-aminosuccinic acid.
aspartic acid - Science Definition
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C4H7NO4. See more at amino acid.