phosphoric acid


phosphoric acid

noun

Definition of PHOSPHORIC ACID

1
:  a syrupy or deliquescent tribasic acid H3PO4 used especially in preparing phosphates (as for fertilizers), in rust-proofing metals, and especially formerly as a flavoring in soft drinks —called also orthophosphoric acid
2
:  a compound (as pyrophosphoric acid or metaphosphoric acid) consisting of phosphate groups linked directly to each other by oxygen

First Known Use of PHOSPHORIC ACID

1784

phosphoric acid

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHOSPHORIC ACID

1
: a syrupy or deliquescent tribasic acid H3PO4 used especially in preparing phosphates (as for fertilizers), in rust-proofing metals, and especially formerly as a flavoring in soft drinks—called also orthophosphoric acid
2
: a compound (as pyrophosphoric acid or metaphosphoric acid) consisting of phosphate groups linked directly to each other by oxygen

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