from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A nonessential amino acid, C4H7NO4, found especially in young sugar cane and sugar-beet molasses.
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- noun biochemistry A
nonessential amino acid, L-α- amino- succinic acid, (C4H7NO4), found in animal proteinand in sugar beetetc.
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- noun a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and occurring naturally in sugar beets and sugar cane
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From asparagus (from its being obtained from an amino acid found in asparagus).]
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