adenosinediphosphoric acid

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:
1940–45

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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 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   (ā'dē'pē')  Pronunciation Key 
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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  1. adenosine diphosphate

  2. automatic data processing

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