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hypophosphorous

[hahy-puh-fos-fer-uh s, -fos-fawr-uh s, -fohr-]
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  1. of or derived from hypophosphorous acid.
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Origin of hypophosphorous

First recorded in 1810–20; hypo- + phosphorous
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Examples from the Web for hypophosphorous

Historical Examples

  • This is freely soluble in hydrochloric and hypophosphorous acids.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley