calcium phosphate


calcium phosphate

noun

Definition of CALCIUM PHOSPHATE

:  any of various phosphates of calcium: as
a :  the phosphate CaH4P2O8 used as a fertilizer and in baking powder
b :  the phosphate CaHPO4 used in pharmaceutical preparations and animal feeds
c :  the phosphate Ca3P2O8 used as a fertilizer
d :  the naturally occurring phosphate Ca5(F,Cl,OH,12CO3)(PO4)3 that contains other elements or radicals and is the chief constituent of phosphate rock, bones, and teeth

First Known Use of CALCIUM PHOSPHATE

1869

calcium phosphate

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CALCIUM PHOSPHATE

: any of various phosphates of calcium: as a : the phosphate CaHPO4 used in pharmaceutical preparations and animal feeds b : a naturally occurring phosphate of calcium Ca5(F,Cl,OH,12CO3)(PO4)3 that contains other elements or radicals and is the chief constituent of bones and teeth

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