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Meaning of ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE

Pronunciation:  u'denu`seen trI'fâsfeyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a nucleotide derived from adenosine that occurs in muscle tissue; the major source of energy for cellular reactions
 
 Synonyms: ATP
 
 See Also: nucleotide

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: ATP is a molecule which consists of the nitrogenous base adenine linked to the sugar ribose and which has a chain of three phosphate groups attached to the ribose in a linear fashion. ATP is present in all living cells and serves as an energy source for many metabolic processes; energy is released when ATP is hydrolyzed into ADP. ATP is required for ribonucleic acid synthesis since it is a direct precursor. It is the single most important molecule in all living things since it serves as the currency for energy in biological systems.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: the main fuel of cells. ATP is manufactured by the mitochondria.
 

 

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