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phosphite

[fos-fahyt]
noun Chemistry.
  1. (loosely) a salt of phosphorous acid.
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Origin of phosphite

First recorded in 1790–1800; phosph- + -ite1
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Historical Examples

  • The phosphate (phosote or phosphote), phosphite (phosphotal), and valerianate (eosote) also find application.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6

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British Dictionary definitions for phosphite

phosphite

noun
  1. any salt or ester of phosphorous acid
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phosphite in Medicine

phosphite

(fŏsfīt′)
n.
  1. A salt or ester of phosphorous acid.
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