phosphagen

noun

phos·​pha·​gen ˈfäs-fə-jən, -ˌjen How to pronounce phosphagen (audio)
: any of several organic phosphate compounds (as phosphocreatine or phosphoarginine) occurring especially in muscle and releasing energy on hydrolysis of the phosphate

Dictionary Entries Near phosphagen

Cite this Entry

“Phosphagen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phosphagen. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!