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high-energy phosphate bond

high-energy phosphate bond in Medicine

high-energy phosphate bond n.
A phosphate linkage present in certain intermediates of carbohydrate metabolism and containing the energy used in metabolic processes or transferred or stored. Also called high-energy phosphate.

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