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asparagine


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Asparagine  \As*par"a*gine\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  asparagine.]  (Chem.) 
  A  white,  nitrogenous,  crystallizable  substance, 
  {C4H8N2O3+H2O},  found  in  many  plants,  and  first  obtained  from 
  asparagus.  It  is  believed  to  aid  in  the  disposition  of 
  nitrogenous  matter  throughout  the  plant;  --  called  also 
  {altheine}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  asparagine 
  n  :  a  crystalline  amino  acid  found  in  many  plants  (e.g., 
  asparagus) 




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