aspartic acid[as pär′tik]
a nonessential amino acid, COOHCHCH(NH)COOH
Origin of aspartic acidcoined from asparagus
A nonessential amino acid, C4H7NO4, found especially in young sugar cane and sugar-beet molasses.
Origin of aspartic acidFrom asparagus (from its being obtained from an amino acid found in asparagus).