ATP synthase

noun

Medical Definition of ATP synthase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the synthesis of ATP from ADP and inorganic phosphate The site to which angiostatin binds is a large protein enzyme, known as ATP synthase, which generates energy for the cell.— Nicholas Wade, The New York Times, 16 Mar. 1999

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