an ester of glucose with phosphoric acid that aids in the absorption of sugars and is important in carbohydrate metabolism.
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hexosephosphate(hĕks″ōs-fŏs′fāt) [Gr. hex, six, + phosphoros, phosphorus]
A phosphoric acid ester of glucose; one of several esters formed in the muscles and other tissues in the metabolism of carbohydrates.
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