calcium phosphate

noun

Definition of calcium phosphate

:any of various phosphates of calcium: such 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,¹/₂CO3)(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

1863


Medical Dictionary

calcium phosphate

noun

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,¹/₂CO3)(PO4)3 that contains other elements or radicals and is the chief constituent of bones and teeth

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