EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun a white, crystalline, amino acid, NH 2COCH 2CH(NH 2)COOH, soluble in water, obtained from certain plants, especially legumes, and used chiefly as a nutrient in culture media for certain bacteria. : Asn; Abbreviation : N Symbol Origin of asparagine
dating back to
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Aspartic acid, on the contrary, had presented to him molecular dissymmetry, like
When some other source of nitrogen is present, such as
asparagine or an ammonium salt, the amount falls to 005 to 01.
Then he prepared a gelatine solution with a little sugar,
asparagine, and other materials, and added the nodule-extract.
Besides solutions containing ammonium salts and urea, I have succeeded in nitrifying solutions of
asparagine, milk, and rape cake.
The influence of small amounts of
asparagine in enormously increasing the hydrolytic effect of amylase is an example. British Dictionary definitions for asparagine noun a nonessential amino acid, a component of proteins Word Origin for asparagine
C19: from French, from Latin
asparagus asparagus + -ine ²
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asparagine [ə-spăr ′ə-jēn′] n. An amino acid found in proteins that is the beta-amide of aspartic acid. asparamide
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A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C 4H 8N 2O 3. See more at amino acid.
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