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as•par•a•gine



Pronunciation: (u-spar'u-jēn", -jin), [key]
n.
a white, crystalline, amino acid, NH2COCH2CH(NH2)COOH, soluble in water, obtained from certain plants, esp. legumes, and used chiefly as a nutrient in culture media for certain bacteria. Abbr.: Asn; Symbol: N

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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