calcium phosphate

noun
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

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

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First Known Use of calcium phosphate

1863


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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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