Meaning of coenzyme A

coenzyme A

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— Biochem. Biochem.
  1. a coenzyme, composed of a phosphorylated derivative of pantothenic acid linked to adenylic acid, that participates in the transfer of acyl groups in fatty acid metabolism and amino acid metabolism. Abbr.: CoA
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