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A nucleotide, C10H15N5O10P2, that is composed of adenosine and two linked phosphate groups, and that is converted to ATP for the storage of energy in living cells.
(Biochemistry) biochem adenosine diphosphate; a nucleotide derived from ATP with the liberation of energy that is then used in the performance of muscular work
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.
Short for adenosine diphosphate. An organic compound, C10H15N5O10P2, that is composed of adenosine and two phosphate groups. It is converted to ATP for the storage of energy during cell metabolism.
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|Noun||1.||ADP - an ester of adenosine that is converted to ATP for energy storage|
|2.||ADP - data processing by a computer |
data processing - (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information
EDP, electronic data processing - automatic data processing by electronic means without the use of tabulating cards or punched tapes