diphosphate

[ dahy-fos-feyt ]
/ daɪˈfɒs feɪt /

noun Chemistry.

a pyrophosphate.
a phosphate containing two phosphate groups.

Nearby words

  1. diphenylaminechlorarsine,
  2. diphenylhydantoin,
  3. diphenylhydantoin sodium,
  4. diphonia,
  5. diphosgene,
  6. diphosphoglycerate,
  7. diphtheria,
  8. diphtheria antitoxin,
  9. diphtheria, tetanus toxoids, and pertussis vaccine,
  10. diphtherial

Origin of diphosphate

First recorded in 1820–30; di-1 + phosphate

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Medicine definitions for diphosphates

diphosphate

[ dī-fŏsfāt′ ]

n.

An ester of phosphoric acid containing two phosphate groups.

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