farnesylpyrophosphate

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Etymology[edit]

farnesyl +‎ pyrophosphate

Noun[edit]

farnesylpyrophosphate (countable and uncountable, plural farnesylpyrophosphates)

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  1. (biochemistry) An intermediate in the HMG-CoA reductase pathway used by organisms in the biosynthesis of terpenes, terpenoids, and sterols.

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