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  • noun An enzyme isolated from bacteria that catalyzes the hydrolysis of asparagine and is used in the chemotherapeutic treatment of leukemia.

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  • noun biochemistry An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of asparagine to aspartic acid, used in chemotherapy.

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  • noun antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemia

Etymologies

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asparagine +‎ -ase

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