diphosphoglyceric acid

noun

di·​phos·​pho·​gly·​cer·​ic acid (ˌ)dī-ˈfäs-fō-gli-ˌser-ik- How to pronounce diphosphoglyceric acid (audio)
: a diphosphate of glyceric acid that is an important intermediate in photosynthesis and in glycolysis and fermentation

Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diphosphoglyceric acid was in 1959

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“Diphosphoglyceric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diphosphoglyceric%20acid. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

diphosphoglyceric acid

noun
di·​phos·​pho·​gly·​cer·​ic acid
variants or 1,3-diphosphoglyceric acid
: a diphosphate C3H8O9P2 of glyceric acid that is an important intermediate in photosynthesis and in glycolysis and fermentation
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