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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A coenzyme, C21H28N7O17P3, occurring in most living cells and utilized similarly to NAD but interacting with different metabolites.

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  • initialism biochemistry nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate

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  • noun a coenzyme similar to NAD and present in most living cells but serves as a reductant in different metabolic processes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From n(icotinamide) a(denine) d(inucleotide) p(hosphate), one of its chemical names.]

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