cyclic AMP

noun

Definition of cyclic AMP

: a cyclic mononucleotide of adenosine that is formed from ATP and is responsible for the intracellular mediation of hormonal effects on various cellular processes

called also adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate

First Known Use of cyclic AMP

1955, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About cyclic AMP

Time Traveler for cyclic AMP

Time Traveler

The first known use of cyclic AMP was in 1955

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near cyclic AMP

cyclical form

cyclic AMP

cyclic chorus

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for cyclic AMP

Cite this Entry

“Cyclic AMP.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclic%20AMP. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for cyclic AMP

cyclic AMP

noun

Medical Definition of cyclic AMP

: a cyclic mononucleotide of adenosine that is formed from ATP and is responsible for the intracellular mediation of hormonal effects on various cellular processes (as lipid metabolism, membrane transport, and cell proliferation) abbreviation cAMP

called also adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

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!