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metaphosphoric acid

[met-uh-fos-fawr-ik, -for-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. an acid, HPO3, derived from phosphorous pentoxide, and containing the smallest amount of water of the phosphoric acids.
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Origin of metaphosphoric acid

First recorded in 1825–35; meta- + phosphoric
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British Dictionary definitions for metaphosphoric acid

metaphosphoric acid

noun
  1. a glassy deliquescent highly polymeric solid, used as a dehydrating agent. Formula: (HPO 3) nSee also polyphosphoric acid
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metaphosphoric acid in Medicine

metaphosphoric acid

(mĕt′ə-fŏs-fôrĭk)
n.
  1. An inorganic compound used as a dehydrating agent and in dental cements.
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