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Pronunciation: as-par′ă-ji-nās


  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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