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ADP

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noun \ˌā-(ˌ)dē-ˈpē\

Definition of ADP

  1. :  a nucleotide C10H15N5O10P2 composed of adenosine and two phosphate groups that is formed in living cells as an intermediate between ATP and AMP and that is reversibly converted to ATP for the storing of energy by the addition of a high-energy phosphate group —called also adenosine diphosphate



Origin and Etymology of adp

adenosine diphosphate


First Known Use: 1943


Medical Dictionary

noun \ˌā-ˌdē-ˈpē, ā-ˈdē-ˌpē\

Medical Definition of ADP

  1. :  a nucleotide C10H15N5O10P2 composed of adenosine and two phosphate groups that is formed in living cells as an intermediate between ATP and AMP and that is reversibly converted to ATP for the storing of energy by the addition of a high-energy phosphate group—called also adenosine diphosphate




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