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asparagine

[uh-spar-uh-jeen, -jin] /əˈspær əˌdʒin, -dʒɪn/
noun
1.
a white, crystalline, amino acid, NH 2 COCH 2 CH(NH 2)COOH, soluble in water, obtained from certain plants, especially legumes, and used chiefly as a nutrient in culture media for certain bacteria. Symbol: N.
Abbreviation: Asn;
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < French; see asparagus, -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for asparagine

asparagine

/əˈspærəˌdʒiːn; -dʒɪn/
noun
1.
a nonessential amino acid, a component of proteins
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Latin asparagusasparagus + -ine²
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asparagine in Medicine

asparagine as·par·a·gine (ə-spār'ə-jēn')
n.
Abbr. Asn
An amino acid found in proteins that is the beta-amide of aspartic acid. Also called asparamide.

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asparagine in Science
asparagine
  (ə-spār'ə-jēn')   
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C4H8N2O3. See more at amino acid.
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