[ met-uh-fos-fawr-ik, -for- ]
/ ˌmɛt ə fɒsˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr- /
an acid, HPO3, derived from phosphorous pentoxide, and containing the smallest amount of water of the phosphoric acids.
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British Dictionary definitions for metaphosphoric acid
/ (ˌmɛtəfɒsˈfɒrɪk) /
a glassy deliquescent highly polymeric solid, used as a dehydrating agent. Formula: (HPO 3) nSee also polyphosphoric acid
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Medicine definitions for metaphosphoric acid
[ mĕt′ə-fŏs-fôr′ĭk ]
An inorganic compound used as a dehydrating agent and in dental cements.
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