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orthophosphate

[ awr-thuh-fos-feyt ]
/ ˌɔr θəˈfɒs feɪt /
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noun Chemistry.
a salt or ester of orthophosphoric acid, or any compound containing the trivalent group −PO4.
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Origin of orthophosphate

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

orthophosphate
/ (ˌɔːθəʊˈfɒsfeɪt) /

noun
any salt or ester of orthophosphoric acid
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