adenosine diphosphate

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adenosine diphosphate

n.
ADP.

adenosine diphosphate

n
(Chemistry) the full name of ADP

ADP

1. adenosine diphosphate: a nucleotide that functions in the transfer of energy during the catabolism of glucose, formed by the removal of a phosphate from adenosine triphosphate and composed of adenine, ribose, and two phosphate groups. Compare ATP.
2. automatic data processing.
[1940–45]

adenosine di·phos·phate

(dī-fŏs′fāt′)
See ADP.
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Noun1.adenosine diphosphate - an ester of adenosine that is converted to ATP for energy storage
nucleotide, base - a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
References in periodicals archive ?
Crane, "The inhibition of brain hexokinase by adenosinediphosphate and sulfhydryl reagents," Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.