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An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of ATP from ADP, inorganic phosphate, and energy, found in mitochondria and chloroplasts; adenosine triphosphatase. Also called ATP synthase.
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1. (Biochemistry) adenosine triphosphatase; an enzyme that converts ATP to ADP
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ATPase(ˈeɪˈtiˈpi eɪs, -eɪz)
adenosine triphosphatase: any of several enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of ATP to ADP and phosphate.
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