hypophosphate

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

noun

a salt or ester of hypophosphoric acid.

Nearby words

  1. hypophloeodal,
  2. hypophonesis,
  3. hypophonia,
  4. hypophoria,
  5. hypophosphatasia,
  6. hypophosphatemia,
  7. hypophosphaturia,
  8. hypophosphite,
  9. hypophosphoric,
  10. hypophosphoric acid

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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