phosphoglyceric acid

noun

phos·​pho·​gly·​cer·​ic acid ˌfäs-(ˌ)fō-gli-ˈser-ik- How to pronounce phosphoglyceric acid (audio)
: either of two isomeric acid phosphates C3H5O3(OPO3H2) of glyceric acid that are formed as intermediates in photosynthesis and in carbohydrate metabolism

Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phosphoglyceric acid was in 1845

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“Phosphoglyceric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphoglyceric%20acid. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

phosphoglyceric acid

noun
phos·​pho·​gly·​cer·​ic acid -glis-ˌer-ik- How to pronounce phosphoglyceric acid (audio)
: either of two isomeric phosphates HOOCC2H3(OH)OPO3H2 of glyceric acid that are formed as intermediates in photosynthesis and in carbohydrate metabolism
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