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Medical Term:

asparaginase

Pronunciation: as-par′ă-ji-nās

Definition:

  1. An enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of l-asparagine to l-aspartate and ammonia.
  2. The enzyme from Escherichia coli, used in the treatment of acute leukemia and other neoplastic diseases.
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