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.high-energy phosphate

Nearby words

  1. high-density lipoprotein,
  2. high-density polyethylene,
  3. high-dependency,
  4. high-end,
  5. high-energy,
  6. high-energy physics,
  7. high-falutin',
  8. high-five,
  9. high-flown,
  10. high-flyer


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