[ uh-spahr-tik ]
/ əˈspɑr tɪk /
a nonessential amino acid, C4H7NO4, produced by the hydrolysis of asparagine and proteins, found chiefly in young sugar cane 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
/ (əˈspɑːtɪk) /
a nonessential amino acid that is a component of proteins and acts as a neurotransmitter
Word Origin for aspartic acid
C19: from aspar (agus) + -ic
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Medicine definitions for aspartic acid
[ ə-spär′tĭk ]
One of the nonessential amino acids that occur in proteins.alpha-aminosuccinic acid
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Science definitions for aspartic acid
[ ə-spär′tĭk ]
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C4H7NO4. See more at amino acid.
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