a white, crystalline, amino acid, NH2COCH2CH(NH2)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
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How to use asparagine in a sentence
The influence of small amounts of asparagine in enormously increasing the hydrolytic effect of amylase is an example.The Chemistry of Plant Life | Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
It occurs in two optically active forms, namely, as laevo-asparagine and dextro-asparagine.
The diuretic action is extremely feeble, and neither the plant nor asparagine is now used medicinally.
In common with the marsh-mallow and some other plants, it contains asparagine or aspartic acidamide.
Besides solutions containing ammonium salts and urea, I have succeeded in nitrifying solutions of asparagine, milk, and rape cake.
British Dictionary definitions for asparagine
a nonessential amino acid, a component of proteins
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Scientific definitions for asparagine
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C4H8N2O3. See more at amino acid.
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