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- adj. Of or pertaining to glycerophosphoric acid or its derivatives
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid, C3H9O6P, a decomposition-product of lecithin in which it is present, in combination with choline, two of its hydroxyl groups being replaced by fatty-acid radicals.
When it was referred to a moment ago, I spoke only of its individual chemical nature as a fat in combination with ammonium phosphate, as by so doing I avoided error in connection with its apparently complicated formula, which includes glycerophosphoric acid, trimethylamin, palmitic and stearic acids.