aspartase a·spar·tase (ə-spär’tās’, -tāz’)
an enzyme found in various bacteria, yeasts, and plants that catalyzes the conversion of aspartic acid to fumaric acid by removing ammonia and catalyzes the reverse reaction by adding ammonia. also called aspartate ammonialyase.
- Aspartate aminotransferase
aspartate aminotransferase aspartate aminotransferase n. ast.
a salt or ester formed from . aspartate a·spar·tate (ə-spär’tāt) n. a salt of aspartic acid. an ester of aspartic acid.
- Aspartic acid
a nonessential amino acid, c 4 h 7 no 4 , produced by the hydrolysis of asparagine and proteins, found chiefly in young sugar cane and sugar-beet mol-sses, and used in the preparation of culture media and as a dietary supplement. symbol: d. abbreviation: asp; noun a nonessential amino acid that is a component of […]
aspcc american society for the prevention of cruelty to children
- Aspect ratio
aeronautics. the ratio of the span of an airfoil to its mean chord. television. the ratio of the width of an image to its height, usually the ratio 4 to 3. naval architecture. the ratio of the height of a rudder to its fore-and-aft length. rocketry. also called fineness ratio, slenderness ratio. the ratio of […]