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

  • noun A nucleoside, C10H13N5O4, composed of adenine linked to ribose, that is a structural component of nucleic acids and the major molecular component of ADP, AMP, and ATP.

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  • noun biochemistry, genetics, uncountable A nucleoside derived from adenine and ribose, found in striated muscle tissue.
  • noun countable, chemistry An instance of adenosine.

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  • noun (biochemistry) a nucleoside that is a structural component of nucleic acids; it is present in all living cells in a combined form as a constituent of DNA and RNA and ADP and ATP and AMP

Etymologies

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

[Blend of adenine and ribose.]

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Blend of adenine + ribose.

Examples

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  • Food is broken down into sugar units (or partially broken down sugar units) that combine with oxygen to make the body’s energy currency, which is called adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

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  • Food is broken down into sugar units (or partially broken down sugar units) that combine with oxygen to make the body’s energy currency, which is called adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

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  • The majority of the oxygen supplied to the cell is utilized by the mitochondria to make a chemical known as adenosine triphosphate, or ATP.

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