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ADP

1.
Also called adenosine diphosphate, adenosinediphosphoric acid. Biochemistry. an ester of adenosine and pyrophosphoric acid, C 10 H 12 N 5 O 3 H 3 P 2 O 7 , derived from ATP, and serving to transfer energy during glycolysis.
2.
automatic data processing: the processing of data by computers or related devices, using techniques that reduce human intervention to a minimum.
Compare EDP, IDP.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • Atp is an unstable molecule in water, since it will hydrolyze into ADP and phosphate.
British Dictionary definitions for ADP

ADP

noun
1.
(biochem) adenosine diphosphate; a nucleotide derived from ATP with the liberation of energy that is then used in the performance of muscular work
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ADP in Medicine

ADP 1 (ā'dē'pē')
n.
Adenosine diphosphate; an ester of adenosine that is converted to ATP for the storage of energy.

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ADP in Science
ADP
  (ā'dē'pē')   
Short for adenosine diphosphate. An organic compound that is composed of adenosine and two phosphate groups. With the addition of another phosphate group, it is converted to ATP for the storage of energy during cell metabolism. It then forms again, from ATP, when a phosphate group is removed to release energy. Chemical formula: C10H15N5O10P2.
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ADP

  1. adenosine diphosphate
  2. automatic data processing
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