: a diphosphate of uridine C9H14N2O12P2 that functions especially as a glycosyl carrier in the synthesis of glycogen and starch and is used to form polyuridylic acid

called also uridine diphosphate

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“UDP.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/UDP. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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