asparagine

asparagine

[uh-spar-uh-jeen, -jin]
noun
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. Abbreviation: Asn; Symbol: N

Origin:
1805–15; < French; see asparagus, -ine2

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asparagine (əˈspærəˌdʒiːn, -dʒɪn)
 
n
a nonessential amino acid, a component of proteins
 
[C19: from French, from Latin asparagusasparagus + -ine²]

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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   (ə-spār'ə-jēn')  Pronunciation Key 
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C4H8N2O3. See more at amino acid.
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