Meaning of diphosphoglycerate

di•phos•pho•glyc•er•ate

Pronunciation: (dī-fos"fō-glis'u-rāt"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. an ester of phosphoric acid and glyceric acid that occurs in the blood and that promotes the release of hemoglobin-bound oxygen.
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