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A nonessential amino acid, C4H7NO4, found especially in young sugarcane and sugar-beet molasses.
[From asparagus (from its being obtained from asparagine).]
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(Biochemistry) a nonessential amino acid that is a component of proteins and acts as a neurotransmitter
[C19: from aspar(agus) + -ic]
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as•par′tic ac′id(əˈspɑr tɪk)
(aspar (agus) + -tic]
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A nonessential amino acid. See more at amino acid.
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|Noun||1.||aspartic acid - a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and occurring naturally in sugar beets and sugar cane|
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