diphosphate

diphosphate

[dahy-fos-feyt]
noun Chemistry.
1.
a pyrophosphate.
2.
a phosphate containing two phosphate groups.

Origin:
1820–30; di-1 + phosphate

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diphosphate di·phos·phate (dī-fŏs'fāt')
n.
An ester of phosphoric acid containing two phosphate groups.

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