noun, plural: phosphates
A salt of phosphoric acid.
As a biological molecule, it is composed of phosphorus and oxygen and plays a major role in biological processes of many organisms, e.g. as chemical component of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), nucleotides (ATP), plasma membrane (phospholipids), etc.
- Codeine phosphate
- Effervescent sodium phosphate
- Oleandomycin phosphate
- Utp-glucose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase