sodium ammonium phosphate

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, odorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, NaNH4HPO4⋅4H2O, originally obtained from human urine: used as a blowpipe flux in testing metallic oxides.

Nearby words

  1. sodger,
  2. sodic,
  3. sodio-,
  4. sodium,
  5. sodium amide,
  6. sodium amytal,
  7. sodium arsenite,
  8. sodium barbital,
  9. sodium benzoate,
  10. sodium bicarbonate

Also called microcosmic salt, salt of phosphorus. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019