[fos-fahyt] /ˈfɒs faɪt/

noun, Chemistry.
(loosely) a salt of phosphorous acid.
any salt or ester of phosphorous acid

phosphite phos·phite (fŏs’fīt’)
A salt or ester of phosphorous acid.


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