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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ATP

  1. adenosine triphosphate: a nucleotide that is the primary source of energy in all living cells because of its function in donating a phosphate group during biochemical activities; composed of adenosine, ribose, and three phosphate groups and formed by enzymatic reaction from adenosine diphosphate and an orthophosphate.

    Ref: Compare ADP.

Origin of ATP:

1940–45

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adenosine triphosphate, ATP(noun)

    a nucleotide derived from adenosine that occurs in muscle tissue; the major source of energy for cellular reactions

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  1. ATP

    Argentinian rating: suitable for all ages.

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