Definition of Diphosphate

1. Noun. (chemistry) any salt or ester containing two phosphate groups ¹



2. Noun. (chemistry) any salt or ester of diphosphoric acid; pyrophosphate ¹

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Definition of Diphosphate

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Medical Definition of Diphosphate

1. Two phosphate groups linked by esterification. Released in many of the synthetic steps involving nucleotide triphosphates (e.g. Protein and nucleic acid elongation). Rapid cleavage by enzymes that have high substrate affinity ensures that these reactions are essentially irreversible. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diphosphate

diphenylmethanol
diphenylmethanols
diphenylmethanone
diphenylmethylpiperazine
diphenylmethylpiperazines
diphenylprolinol
diphenylpyraline
diphenylpyraline hydrochloride
diphenyls
diphenyltetrazolium
diphone
diphones
diphosgene
diphosgenes
diphosphatase
diphosphate (current term)
diphosphates
diphosphepane
diphosphepine
diphosphide
diphosphides
diphosphinane
diphosphine
diphosphines
diphosphinine
diphosphirane
diphosphocane
diphosphoinositide
diphosphoinositides
diphosphokinase

Literary usage of Diphosphate

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1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1850)
"diphosphate.—An excess of diphosphate of soda completely precipitates ... the insoluble residue is a mixture of different salts. 6. diphosphate. ..."

2. A Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Calculi and Other Animal by Thomas Taylor (1845)
"A very irregularly-shaped concretion, composed of diphosphate of lime ... Several small irregularly-shaped concretions, consisting of diphosphate of lime, ..."

3. Agriculture in Some of Its Relations with Chemistry by Frank Humphreys Storer (1897)
"5 part of phosphoric acid from pure precipitated diphosphate of lime. ... He states that the diphosphate dissolves as such both in water and in carbonic ..."

4. Agriculture in Some of Its Relations with Chemistry by Frank Humphreys Storer (1897)
"On the other hand, Petermann has argued that, on calcareous soils, precipitated diphosphate of lime will be likely to do better service than a ..."

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