alu·​mi·​no·​phos·​phate | \ ə-¦lü-mə-(ˌ)nō-¦fäs-ˌfāt How to pronounce aluminophosphate (audio) \
plural aluminophosphates

Definition of aluminophosphate

: any of a class of compounds formed of aluminum and phosphorus that are often used as molecular sieves Here we report the preparation of aluminophosphate zeolite analogues by using ionic liquids and eutectic mixtures.— Emily R. Cooper, Nature, 26 Aug. 2004 Klinowski says the technique can also predict structures for other crystals, including aluminophosphates and doped silicates.— Samuel K. Moore, Chemical Week, 25 Aug. 1999

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First Known Use of aluminophosphate

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aluminophosphate

alumino- + phosphate

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“Aluminophosphate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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