GTP

play
noun \ˌjē-(ˌ)tē-ˈpē\

Definition of GTP

  1. :  an energy-rich nucleotide analogous to ATP that is composed of guanine, ribose, and three phosphate groups and is necessary for peptide-bond formation during protein synthesis —called also guanosine triphosphate

Origin and Etymology of gtp

guanosine triphosphate


First Known Use: 1954


Medical Dictionary

GTP

play
noun \ˌjē-(ˌ)tē-ˈpē\

Medical Definition of GTP

  1. :  an energy-rich nucleotide analogous to ATP that is composed of guanine linked to ribose and three phosphate groups and is necessary for peptide bond formation during protein synthesis—called also guanosine triphosphate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up GTP? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a person who is a bore or nuisance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • peter-bruegel-tower-of-babel-painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!