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Pronunciation: fos'fo-ar'ji-nen

Definition: A compound (in particular, a phosphagen) of l-arginine with phosphoric acid containing the phosphoamide bond; a source of energy in the contraction of muscle in invertebrates, corresponding to phosphocreatine in the muscles of vertebrates.

Synonym(s): arginine phosphate

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