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Phosphate

Definition(s)

1a: A salt or ester of a phosphoric acid; b: the trivalent anion PO43- derived from phosphoric acid (H3PO4). 2: An organic compound of phosphoric acid in which the acid group is bound to nitrogen or a carboxyl group in a way that permits useful energy to be released (as in metabolism).

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Published: November 24, 2014