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phosphate

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noun phos·phate \ˈfäs-ˌfāt\

Medical Definition of phosphate

  1. 1a:  a salt or ester of a phosphoric acidb:  the trivalent anion PO43− derived from phosphoric acid H3PO4

  2. 2:  an organic compound of phosphoric acid in which the acid group is bound to nitrogen or a carboxyl group in a way that permits useful energy to be released (as in metabolism)





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