: 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

Word History

Etymology

guanosine triphosphate

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of GTP was in 1954

Dictionary Entries Near GTP

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“GTP.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/GTP. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

: 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

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