Dictionary

NAD

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

NAD

noun \ˌen-(ˌ)ā-ˈdē\

Definition of NAD

:  a coenzyme C21H27N7O14P2 of numerous dehydrogenases that occurs in most cells and plays an important role in all phases of intermediary metabolism as an oxidizing agent or when in the reduced form as a reducing agent for various metabolites —called also nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, diphosphopyridine nucleotide, DPN

Origin of NAD

nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide
First Known Use: circa 1962

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: nadaPrevious Word in the Dictionary: nacriteAll Words Near: NAD
March 01, 2015
macaroni Hear it
Tube-shaped pasta or a fop or dandy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears