phosphodiester

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

phospho- +‎ diester

Noun[edit]

phosphodiester (plural phosphodiesters)

  1. (biochemistry) any of many biologically active compounds in which two alcohols form ester bonds with phosphate
  2. (biochemistry) any phospholipid, such as lecithin, that has two ester groups