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Pronunciation: as-par′til-as′e-til-glū-kō-să-mēn

Definition: A compound formed from N-acetylglucosamine and asparagine, linked through the amide nitrogen of the latter and carbon-1 of the former. An important structural linkage in many glycoproteins. Elevated levels are found in certain cases of progressive mental retardation.

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