Definition of pyrophosphate in English:

pyrophosphate

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid.

    • ‘Calcium carbonate and calcium pyrophosphate are ingredients in toothpaste.’
    • ‘Geranylgeraniol is distributed as a pyrophosphate ester in the envelope and thylakoid membranes of chloroplasts.’
    • ‘Wait 20-30 min to allow the stannous pyrophosphate to circulate throughout the body.’
    • ‘Bisphosphonates are synthetic versions of pyrophosphate, a salt that the body manufactures to help with the metabolism.’
    • ‘Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, also known as pseudogout, is a very common entity.’

Pronunciation

pyrophosphate

/ˌpʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈfɒsfeɪt/