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Medical Term:

farnesyl pyrophosphate

Pronunciation: far'ne-sil pi'ro-fos'fat

Definition: The pyrophosphoryl derivative of farnesol; a key intermediate in the synthesis of steroids, dolichol, ubiquinone, prenylated proteins, and heme a.

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