Definition of "triphosphate" [triphosphate]

  • (noun) A salt or ester containing three phosphate groups.

Use "triphosphate" in a sentence

  • "The DNA polymerase, which isn't shown, is able to add additional nucleotides (a sugar + base combination) under two conditions: they're in the "triphosphate" form, with three phosphate groups in a row, and they base pair successfully with the complementary strand."
  • "Have you ever heard of adenosine triphosphate, ATP?"
  • "The treatment increases adenosine triphosphate, a molecule used for energy in the muscle, says Dr. Perricone, adding that a more youthful appearance is seen after the first treatment."

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