[hahy-puh-fos-fahyt] /ˌhaɪ pəˈfɒs faɪt/

a salt of hypophosphorous acid, as sodium hypophosphite, NaH 2 PO 2 .
any salt of hypophosphorous acid


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  • Hypophosphoric

    [hahy-puh-fos-fawr-ik, -for-] /ˌhaɪ pə fɒsˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/ adjective 1. of or derived from .

  • Hypophosphoric-acid

    noun 1. a tetrabasic acid, H 4 P 2 O 6 , produced by the slow oxidation of phosphorous in moist air. /ˌhaɪpəfɒsˈfɒrɪk/ noun 1. a crystalline odourless deliquescent solid: a tetrabasic acid produced by the slow oxidation of phosphorus in moist air. Formula: H4P2O6

  • Hypophosphorous

    [hahy-puh-fos-fer-uh s, -fos-fawr-uh s, -fohr-] /ˌhaɪ pəˈfɒs fər əs, -fɒsˈfɔr əs, -ˈfoʊr-/ adjective 1. of or derived from .

  • Hypophosphorous-acid

    noun 1. a colorless or yellowish, water-soluble, liquid, monobasic acid, H 3 PO 2 , having a sour odor, and used as a reducing agent. /ˌhaɪpəˈfɒsfərəs/ noun 1. a colourless or yellowish oily liquid or white deliquescent solid: a monobasic acid and a reducing agent. Formula: H3PO2

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