ATP

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noun \ˌā-ˌtē-ˈpē\

Definition of ATP

  1. :  a phosphorylated nucleotide C10H16N5O13P3 composed of adenosine and three phosphate groups that supplies energy for many biochemical cellular processes by undergoing enzymatic hydrolysis especially to ADP —called also adenosine triphosphate

Origin and Etymology of atp

adenosine triphosphate


First Known Use: 1939


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ATP

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noun \ˌā-ˌtē-ˈpē, ā-ˈtē-ˌpē\

Medical Definition of ATP

  1. :  a phosphorylated nucleotide C10H16N5O13P3 composed of adenosine and three phosphate groups that supplies energy for many biochemical cellular processes by undergoing enzymatic hydrolysis especially to ADP—called also adenosine triphosphate


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