phosphite

noun
phos·​phite | \ ˈfäs-ˌfīt How to pronounce phosphite (audio) \

Definition of phosphite

: a salt or ester of phosphorous acid

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The long-term challenge will be making sure growers use a mixed-bag approach to reduce the likelihood that weeds will eventually mutate their way toward being able to feast on phosphite. Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News, "A&M cotton research could open new front in war on weeds," 5 July 2018 The ptxD gene that allows absorption of phosphite was first isolated by William Metcalf of the University of Illinois. Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News, "A&M cotton research could open new front in war on weeds," 5 July 2018

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1788, in the meaning defined above

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phosphite

noun
phos·​phite | \ -ˌfīt How to pronounce phosphite (audio) \

Medical Definition of phosphite

: a salt or ester of phosphorous acid

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