py·​ro·​phos·​phate ˌpī-rə-ˈfäs-ˌfāt How to pronounce pyrophosphate (audio)
: a salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid

Examples of pyrophosphate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This might include an electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, or a special test called a pyrophosphate scan, which can detect amyloid deposits in the heart. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 9 July 2024 The fry: made with vegetable oils; salt; sodium acid pyrophosphate; and both annatto and caramel colors. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 19 Sep. 2022 Weighing in at one ounce under a pound, this bread was made with a number of ingredients that required a Google search to identify, including leavening agents calcium sulfate, sodium acid pyrophosphate and monocalcium phosphate and palm wax. Ariel Cheung,, 11 Mar. 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pyrophosphate was in 1827

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“Pyrophosphate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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py·​ro·​phos·​phate -ˈfäs-ˌfāt How to pronounce pyrophosphate (audio)
: a salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid

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