ATP

noun
\ ˌā-ˌtē-ˈpē How to pronounce ATP (audio) \

Definition of ATP

: 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

First Known Use of ATP

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ATP

adenosine triphosphate

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“ATP.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ATP. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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ATP

noun
\ ˌā-ˌtē-ˈpē, ā-ˈtē-ˌpē How to pronounce ATP (audio) \

Medical Definition of ATP

: 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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