phosphagen

[ fos-fuh-juhn, -jen ]

nounBiochemistry.
  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

1
First recorded in 1925–30; phospha(te) + -gen

Words Nearby phosphagen

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024