aspartic etymology

English word aspartic comes from English -ic, English asparagus

Detailed word origin of aspartic

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-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
asparagus English (eng) A green colour, like that of an asparagus.. Any of various perennial plants of the genus Asparagus having leaflike stems, scalelike leaves, and small flowers.. The young shoots of Asparagus officinalis eaten as a vegetable.
aspartic English (eng) Of or pertaining to aspartic acid or its derivatives.

Words with the same origin as aspartic

Descendants of -ic
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