Meaning of aspartic acid
Pronunciation: (u-spär'tik), [key]
— Biochem. Biochem.
- a nonessential amino acid, CHNO, 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. Abbr.: Asp; Symbol: D&hasp; Also called
- aspartic acid (Thesaurus)