An ester of phosphoric acid containing two phosphate groups.(noun)
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Use "diphosphate" in a sentence
"ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and ADP (adenosine diphosphate), the main energy carriers in living cells, and he determined the structure of vitamin B12 (cf. Section 3.5) and of FAD"
"ATP is created from adenine diphosphate using the energy released during glucose metabolism."
"ADP adenosine diphosphate is converted to ATP in the mitochondria."