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A nonessential amino acid, C4H8N2O3, that is present in large amounts in some plants, such as asparagus.
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(Biochemistry) a nonessential amino acid, a component of proteins
[C19: from French, from Latin asparagus asparagus + -ine2]
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as•par•a•gine(əˈspær əˌdʒin, -dʒɪn)
an essential amino acid, NH2COCH2CH(NH2)COOH, abundant in legumes. Abbr.: Asn ; Symbol: N
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A nonessential amino acid. See more at amino acid.
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|Noun||1.||asparagine - a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and in many plants (e.g., asparagus)|
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