pyrophosphate

noun
py·​ro·​phos·​phate | \ ˌpī-rə-ˈfäs-ˌfāt How to pronounce pyrophosphate (audio) \

Definition of pyrophosphate

: a salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid

Examples of pyrophosphate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pseudogout, which as its name suggests can be confused for gout, is caused by a different crystal, calcium pyrophosphate. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of pyrophosphate

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Pyrophosphate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyrophosphate. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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pyrophosphate

noun
py·​ro·​phos·​phate | \ -ˈfäs-ˌfāt How to pronounce pyrophosphate (audio) \

Medical Definition of pyrophosphate

: a salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid

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