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phytic acid

[fahy-tik, fit-ik] /ˈfaɪ tɪk, ˈfɪt ɪk/
noun, Chemistry.
a white to pale-yellow, water-soluble liquid, C 6 H 1 8 O 2 4 P 6 , found in cereal grains: used chiefly to chelate heavy metals during the manufacture of animal fats and vegetable oils and as a water-softening agent.
Origin of phytic acid
1905-10; phyt(in) a salt of phytic acid (< German Phytin < Greek phyt(ón) plant + German -in -in2) + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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