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asparaginase

[uh-spar-uh-juh-neys, -neyz]
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noun Biochemistry, Pharmacology.
  1. an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of asparagine to aspartic acid and ammonia, used in the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia.
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Origin of asparaginase

First recorded in 1960–65; asparagine + -ase
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asparaginase

(ə-spărə-jə-nās′, -nāz′)
n.
  1. A bacterial enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of asparagine and is used in the treatment of leukemia.
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