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diphosphate

[dahy-fos-feyt] /daɪˈfɒs feɪt/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a pyrophosphate.
2.
a phosphate containing two phosphate groups.
Origin of diphosphate
1820-1830
1820-30; di-1 + phosphate
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diphosphates in Medicine

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

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