phytate

[ fahy-teyt ]
/ ˈfaɪ teɪt /

noun Chemistry, Biochemistry.

a salt or ester of phytic acid, occurring in plants, especially cereal grains, capable of forming insoluble complexes with calcium, zinc, iron, and other nutrients and interfering with their absorption by the body.

Nearby words

  1. physometra,
  2. physopyosalpinx,
  3. physostigmine,
  4. physostomous,
  5. phytanic acid,
  6. phytic acid,
  7. phytin,
  8. phyto-,
  9. phytoagglutinin,
  10. phytoalexin

Origin of phytate


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