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- n. An enzyme isolated from bacteria that catalyzes the hydrolysis of asparagine and is used in the chemotherapeutic treatment of leukemia.
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- n. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of asparagine to aspartic acid, used in chemotherapy.
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- n. antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemia
asparagine + -ase (Wiktionary)