hypophosphate

[ hahy-puh-fos-feyt ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈfɒs feɪt /

noun

a salt or ester of hypophosphoric acid.

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Origin of hypophosphate

First recorded in 1860–65; hypophosphor(ic acid) + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for hypophosphate

hypophosphate
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈfɒsfeɪt) /

noun

any salt or ester of hypophosphoric acid
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