di|phos|pho|gly|cer|ic acid

di|phos|pho|gly|cer|ic acid «dy FOS foh glih SEHR ihk, -GLIHS uhr-»,
a substance present in blood and tissues that regulates the release of oxygen by hemoglobin: »

Diphosphoglyceric acid…is manufactured in the red blood cells from glucose and phosphate (New York Times).

Abbr: DPG (no periods).
[< di—1 + phosph(ate) + glyceric acid]

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