ADP

noun
\ ˌā-(ˌ)dē-ˈpē How to pronounce ADP (audio) \

Definition of ADP

: 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

First Known Use of ADP

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ADP

adenosine diphosphate

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“ADP.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ADP. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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ADP

noun
\ ˌā-ˌdē-ˈpē How to pronounce ADP (audio) , ā-ˈdē-ˌpē How to pronounce ADP (audio) \

Medical Definition of ADP

: 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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