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- noun biochemistry A
nonessential amino acidC4H8N2O3 found in plantssuch as asparagus.
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The rhizomes are reported to contain approximately 2 per cent aspargine.
Chapter 22 1987
If you crystallize a pure amino, aspargine for instance, and pass a beam of polarized light through the crystal, the beam will be bent when it emerges, either to the left or to the right.
Spock Must Die Blish, James 1970