metaphosphoric acid

noun

meta·​phos·​pho·​ric acid ˌme-tə-ˌfäs-ˈfȯr-ik- How to pronounce metaphosphoric acid (audio)
-ˈfär-;
-ˈfäs-f(ə-)rik-
: a glassy solid acid HPO3 or (HPO3)n formed by heating orthophosphoric acid

Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metaphosphoric acid was in 1833

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“Metaphosphoric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metaphosphoric%20acid. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

metaphosphoric acid

noun
: a glassy solid acid HPO3 or (HPO3)n formed by heating orthophosphoric acid but usually obtained in the form of salts

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