glycerophosphoric acid etymology

English word glycerophosphoric acid comes from English phosphoric acid, English glycero- ((organic chemistry) Derived from glycerol.)

Detailed word origin of glycerophosphoric acid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
phosphoric acid English (eng) (inorganic compound) A colourless liquid, H3PO4, used in the manufacture of fertilizers, detergents and pharmaceuticals and as an additive in cola drinks.
glycero- English (eng) (organic chemistry) Derived from glycerol.
glycerophosphoric acid English (eng) (organic chemistry) Either of two isomeric acids that are esters of glycerol and phosphoric acid; their derivatives are the phospholipids.

Words with the same origin as glycerophosphoric acid

Descendants of glycero-
galactoglycerolipid glyceroglycolipid glyceroketone glycerolipid glyceroneogenesis glycerophosphoglucose glycerophospholipid glycerophosphoric glycerophosphorylation glycerophosphorylcholine glycoglycerolipid