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  • noun chemistry any of a class of inorganic polymers containing linked phosphate groups; the low molecular weight polymers, such as sodium tripolyphosphate, are used in water softening and as food additives

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  • noun a salt or ester of polyphosphoric acid

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Examples

  • But even if the Martians originated independently, they would presumably be carbon- and water-based, would use organic molecules made of chains of CHOPNS atoms, and would probably use many simple molecules that our microbes eat – polyphosphate, sugars, lipids, etc. ts

    God and natural selection, hand in hand - The Panda's Thumb

  • Shrimpers often treat them with a bleaching solution of bisulfite to prevent discoloration, and like scallops, with a sodium polyphosphate solution to keep them moist; these practices can cause off-flavors.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Shrimpers often treat them with a bleaching solution of bisulfite to prevent discoloration, and like scallops, with a sodium polyphosphate solution to keep them moist; these practices can cause off-flavors.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Since 1991, he switched his research focus from DNA replication to inorganic polyphosphate (poly P), a polymer of phosphates that likely participated in prebiotic evolution and is now found in every bacterial, plant and animal cell.

    Arthur Kornberg - Autobiography

  • To keep lead levels low, polyphosphate material, which inhibits corrosion, is added to the water to minimize contact between the water and metal pipes, Barger said.

    Yale Daily News - Latest Issue

  • To keep lead levels low, polyphosphate material, which inhibits corrosion, is added to the water to minimize contact between the water and metal pipes, Barger said.

    Yale Daily News - Latest Issue

  • Mutation of the inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatase OCRL1 causes the X-linked disorder oculocerebrorenal syndrome of Lowe, characterized by defects in the brain, kidneys, and eyes.

    Journal of Biological Chemistry current issue

  • AS RNA, antisense RNA; ChIP, chromatin immunoprecipitation; DIG, digoxigenin; IP, inositol polyphosphate; ncRNA, noncoding RNA; Pi, inorganic phosphate

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

  • The Pi-starvation (low-Pi) signal is transmitted by a class of inositol polyphosphate (IP) species, IP

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

  • The steady-state ITC method has been used to determine the enzyme kinetics parameters of several enzymes, including H. pylori urease, E. coli GroEL chaperonin, heparinase I, yeast hexokinase, HIV protease, pyruvate carboxylase, and dinucleoside polyphosphate hydrolase.

    GEN News Highlights

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