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high-energy phosphates

 

Definition: those phosphate esters and phosphoanhydrides that, on hydrolysis, yield an unusually large amount of energy, nucleotide polyphosphates such as ATP, enol phosphates such as phosphoenolpyruvate.

Synonym(s): energy-rich phosphates

See Also: high-energy compounds, under compound

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