diphosphate

noun

di·​phos·​phate (ˌ)dī-ˈfäs-ˌfāt How to pronounce diphosphate (audio)
: a phosphate containing two phosphate groups

Examples of diphosphate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is only possible when there is enough of a binding molecule called geranyl diphosphate (GPP). Jocelyn Solis-Moreira, Popular Science, 3 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diphosphate was in 1826

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“Diphosphate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diphosphate. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

diphosphate

noun
di·​phos·​phate (ˈ)dī-ˈfäs-ˌfāt How to pronounce diphosphate (audio)
: a phosphate containing two phosphate groups
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