a nonessential amino acid, C4H7NO4, produced by the hydrolysis of asparagine and proteins, found chiefly in young sugarcane and sugar-beet molasses, and used in the preparation of culture media and as a dietary supplement. Abbreviation: Asp; Symbol: D
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- Also called aminosuccinic acid.
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British Dictionary definitions for aspartic acid
a nonessential amino acid that is a component of proteins and acts as a neurotransmitter
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Scientific definitions for aspartic acid
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C4H7NO4. See more at amino acid.
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