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2,3–diphosphoglycerate

noun 2,3–di·phos·pho·glyc·er·ate
variants: also

diphosphoglycerate

\(ˌtü-ˌthrē-)ˌdī-ˌfäs-fō-ˈglis-ə-ˌrāt\play

Medical Definition of 2,3–diphosphoglycerate

  1. :  an isomeric ester of diphosphoglyceric acid that occurs in human red blood cells and facilitates release of oxygen by decreasing the oxygen affinity of hemoglobin


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