[met-uh-fos-fawr-ik, -for-] /ˌmɛt ə fɒsˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/
an acid, HPO 3 , derived from phosphorous pentoxide, and containing the smallest amount of water of the acids.
a glassy deliquescent highly polymeric solid, used as a dehydrating agent. Formula: (HPO3)n See also polyphosphoric acid
metaphosphoric acid met·a·phos·phor·ic acid (mět’ə-fŏs-fôr’ĭk)
An inorganic compound used as a dehydrating agent and in dental cements.
[met-uh-fos-feyt] /ˌmɛt əˈfɒs feɪt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a salt or ester of metaphosphoric acid. /ˌmɛtəˈfɒsfeɪt/ noun 1. any salt of metaphosphoric acid
noun the wall that divides the abdomen from thorax in insects Usage Note science
[met-uh-freyz] /ˈmɛt əˌfreɪz/ noun 1. a literal translation. verb (used with object), metaphrased, metaphrasing. 2. to translate, especially literally. 3. to change the phrasing or literary form of. /ˈmɛtəˌfreɪz/ noun 1. a literal translation Compare paraphrase verb (transitive) 2. to alter or manipulate the wording of 3. to translate literally
[met-uh-frast] /ˈmɛt əˌfræst/ noun 1. a person who translates or changes a literary work from one form to another, as prose into verse. /ˈmɛtəˌfræst/ noun 1. a person who metaphrases, esp one who changes the form of a text, as by rendering verse into prose