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phosphagen

[ fos-fuh-juhn, -jen ]
/ ˈfɒs fə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /
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noun Biochemistry.
a high-energy phosphoric ester that serves as a reservoir of phosphate-bond energy, as phosphocreatine in vertebrates and phosphoarginine in invertebrates.
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Origin of phosphagen

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