Phosphate



[fos-feyt] /ˈfɒs feɪt/

noun
1.
Chemistry.

2.
Agriculture. a fertilizing material containing compounds of phosphorus.
3.
a carbonated drink of water and fruit syrup containing a little phosphoric acid.
/ˈfɒsfeɪt/
noun
1.
any salt or ester of any phosphoric acid, esp a salt of orthophosphoric acid
2.
(often pl) any of several chemical fertilizers containing phosphorous compounds
n.

a salt of phosphoric acid, 1795, from French phosphate (1787), from phosphore (see phosphorus) + -ate (3).

phosphate phos·phate (fŏs’fāt’)
n.
A salt or an ester of phosphoric acid. adj.
Containing the trivalent radical PO4.
phosphate
(fŏs’fāt’)
A salt or ester of phosphoric acid, containing the group PO4. Phosphates are important in metabolism and are frequently used in fertilizers.

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