[met-uh-fos-fawr-ik, -for-] /ˌmɛt ə fɒsˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/

noun, Chemistry.
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.


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