orthophosphate

[awr-thuh-fos-feyt]

noun Chemistry.

a salt or ester of orthophosphoric acid, or any compound containing the trivalent group −PO4.

Origin of orthophosphate

First recorded in 1855–60; ortho- + phosphate
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British Dictionary definitions for orthophosphate

orthophosphate

noun

any salt or ester of orthophosphoric acid
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