a white, crystalline, amino acid, NH 2 COCH 2 CH(NH 2)COOH, soluble in water, obtained from certain plants, especially legumes, and used chiefly as a nutrient in culture media for certain bacteria. Symbol: N.
The diuretic action is extremely feeble, and neither the plant nor asparagine is now used medicinally.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7 Various
Aspartic acid, on the contrary, had presented to him molecular dissymmetry, like asparagine itself.
Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
The influence of small amounts of asparagine in enormously increasing the hydrolytic effect of amylase is an example.
The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
When some other source of nitrogen is present, such as asparagine or an ammonium salt, the amount falls to 005 to 01.
Alcoholic Fermentation Arthur Harden
Then he prepared a gelatine solution with a little sugar, asparagine, and other materials, and added the nodule-extract.
Boys’ Second Book of Inventions Ray Stannard Baker
Besides solutions containing ammonium salts and urea, I have succeeded in nitrifying solutions of asparagine, milk, and rape cake.
Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XIX, No. 470, Jan. 3, 1885 Various
a nonessential amino acid, a component of proteins
asparagine as·par·a·gine (ə-spār’ə-jēn’)
An amino acid found in proteins that is the beta-amide of aspartic acid. Also called asparamide.
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C4H8N2O3. See more at amino acid.
any plant of the genus Asparagus, of the lily family, especially A. officianalis, cultivated for its edible shoots. the shoots, eaten as a vegetable. Contemporary Examples Cheese biscuits, asparagus spears with garlic and saffron mayonnaise, and mixed salted, roasted nuts. We Are Off to the Races!! Lydia Brownlow June 6, 2011 My Dad was a […]
- Asparagus bean
a trailing, long-stemmed Asian vine, Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalis, of the legume family, having yellow or violet flowers and very long pods.
- Asparagus beetle
either of two leaf beetles of the genus Crioceris that feed on the asparagus plant in both the larval and adult stages. Historical Examples Look out for the asparagus beetle during April and May, for these are the months when it appears. The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming. Ellen Eddy Shaw Asparagus […]
- Asparagus fern
a fernlike climbing vine, Asparagus setaceus, of southern Africa, having very small, whitish flowers and pea-sized, purplish-black berries. Historical Examples It is more commonly known as asparagus fern, though it is not even a most distant relative of the fern family. ABC of Gardening Eben Eugene Rexford The ice cream if in rose forms should […]