adenosine triphosphate

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adenosine triphosphate

n.
ATP.

adenosine triphosphate

n
(Biochemistry) the full name of ATP1

ATP

adenosine triphosphate: a nucleotide that is the primary source of energy in all living cells because of its function in donating a phosphate group during biochemical activities; composed of adenosine, ribose, and three phosphate groups and formed by enzymatic reaction from adenosine diphosphate and an orthophosphate. Compare ADP.
[1940–45]

adenosine tri·phos·phate

(trī-fŏs′fāt′)
See ATP.

adenosine triphosphate

1. (ATP) A substance that supplies the immediate energy needs of cell.
2. (ATP) A compound that stores chemical energy in cells.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adenosine triphosphate - a nucleotide derived from adenosine that occurs in muscle tissue; the major source of energy for cellular reactions
nucleotide, base - a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
Translations
Adenosintriphosphat
adenosintrifosfato
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