adenosine triphosphate

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Definition of adenosine triphosphate

: atp

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Recent Examples on the Web This reaction uses a combination of oxygen, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and compounds called luciferins. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 This is in the form of a chemical called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 6 July 2021 McElroy discovered that the gentle insect’s flash was the result of an enzymatic reaction with the compound ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, which was an essential component of the mating ritual. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 10 June 2021 Known as the cell's powerhouse, mitochondria is responsible for cellular respiration and produces energy, known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP), from oxygen. Meg Neal, Popular Mechanics, 4 Oct. 2020 Mitochondria are the tiny structures inside complex (eukaryotic) cells that manufacture adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, the chemical fuel for most metabolic processes. Quanta Magazine, 10 Aug. 2020 Your muscles use a molecule called adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, to power their contractions. Sara Chodosh, Popular Science, 3 Jan. 2019 Yeast uses sugar to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule that provides energy for many biological processes. Molly Glick, Popular Science, 10 Mar. 2020 And we are all battery-operated, deriving energy from a molecule called adenosine triphosphate, ATP for short. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, 4 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of adenosine triphosphate

1932, in the meaning defined above

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