Definition of pyrophosphate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈfɒsfeɪt/


A salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid.
Example sentences
  • Geranylgeraniol is distributed as a pyrophosphate ester in the envelope and thylakoid membranes of chloroplasts.
  • Calcium carbonate and calcium pyrophosphate are ingredients in toothpaste.
  • Bisphosphonates are synthetic versions of pyrophosphate, a salt that the body manufactures to help with the metabolism.

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