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phosphagen

[fos-fuh-juh n, -jen] /ˈfɒs fə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
a high-energy phosphoric ester that serves as a reservoir of phosphate-bond energy, as phosphocreatine in vertebrates and phosphoarginine in invertebrates.
Origin of phosphagen
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; phospha(te) + -gen
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