diammonium phosphate

noun
di·​am·​mo·​ni·​um phosphate | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈmō-nē-əm- How to pronounce diammonium phosphate (audio) \

Definition of diammonium phosphate

: a white crystalline compound (NH4)2HPO4 used especially as a fertilizer and as a fire retardant

Examples of diammonium phosphate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web India imports four types of fertilisers: urea, diammonium phosphate (DAP), muriate of potash (MOP) and nitrogen-phosphorous-potassium (NPK). Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 7 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of diammonium phosphate

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diammonium phosphate was circa 1929

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“Diammonium phosphate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diammonium%20phosphate. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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