orthophosphate

[ awr-thuh-fos-feyt ]

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

Origin of orthophosphate

1
First recorded in 1855–60; ortho- + phosphate

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British Dictionary definitions for orthophosphate

orthophosphate

/ (ˌɔːθəʊˈfɒsfeɪt) /


noun
  1. any salt or ester of orthophosphoric acid

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