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Meaning of asparagine

as•par•a•gine

Pronunciation: (u-spar'u-jēn", -jin), [key]
— n.
  1. a white, crystalline, amino acid, NHCOCHCH(NH)COOH, soluble in water, obtained from certain plants, esp. legumes, and used chiefly as a nutrient in culture media for certain bacteria. Abbr.: Asn; Symbol: N
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