glucose-6-phosphate

noun

Definition of glucose-6-phosphate

: an ester C6H13O9P that is formed from glucose and ATP in the presence of a glucokinase and that is an essential early stage in glucose metabolism

First Known Use of glucose-6-phosphate

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glucose-6-phosphate

from the position at which the phosphate group is attached

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The first known use of glucose-6-phosphate was in 1953

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“Glucose-6-phosphate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glucose-6-phosphate. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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glucose-6-phosphate

noun

Medical Definition of glucose-6-phosphate

: an ester C6H13O9P that is formed from glucose and ATP in the presence of a glucokinase and that is an essential early stage in glucose metabolism

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