adenosine triphosphate

noun

adenosine tri·​phos·​phate -trī-ˈfäs-ˌfāt How to pronounce adenosine triphosphate (audio)
: atp

Examples of adenosine triphosphate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this essential cycle, malic acid undergoes a series of enzymatic reactions that ultimately produce adenosine triphosphate, commonly known as ATP.4 ATP is the cell's primary energy source, meaning malic acid helps power cellular processes essential to life. Mary Choy, Health, 14 July 2024 In return, the body adapts nutritious molecules into a host of cellular processes and adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, which cells turn into energy. Andrew Chapman, Longreads, 18 Apr. 2024 Beginning in the early 1960s, Sagan demonstrated that crucial organic molecules like adenosine triphosphate and amino acids (the building blocks of life) can form when basic chemicals are exposed to ultraviolet radiation. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 12 June 2023 Yup, creatine can help energize you by boosting adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production inside the body. Addison Aloian, Women's Health, 5 Sep. 2023 See all Example Sentences for adenosine triphosphate 

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of adenosine triphosphate was in 1932

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“Adenosine triphosphate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adenosine%20triphosphate. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

adenosine triphosphate

noun
adenosine tri·​phos·​phate -trī-ˈfäs-ˌfāt How to pronounce adenosine triphosphate (audio)
: atp

Medical Definition

adenosine triphosphate

noun
adenosine tri·​phos·​phate -trī-ˈfäs-ˌfāt How to pronounce adenosine triphosphate (audio)
: atp

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