pyrophosphoric acid

noun
py·​ro·​phos·​pho·​ric acid | \ ˌpī-rə-fäs-ˈfȯr-ik- How to pronounce pyrophosphoric acid (audio) , -ˈfär-; -ˈfäs-f(ə-)rik- \

Definition of pyrophosphoric acid

: a crystalline acid H4P2O7 formed when orthophosphoric acid is heated or prepared in the form of salts by heating acid salts of orthophosphoric acid

First Known Use of pyrophosphoric acid

1830, in the meaning defined above

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“Pyrophosphoric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyrophosphoric%20acid. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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pyrophosphoric acid

noun
py·​ro·​phos·​pho·​ric acid | \ -fäs-ˌfȯr-ik-, -ˌfär-; -ˌfäs-f(ə-)rik- How to pronounce pyrophosphoric acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of pyrophosphoric acid

: a crystalline acid H4P2O7 that is formed when orthophosphoric acid is heated or that is prepared in the form of salts by heating acid salts of orthophosphoric acid

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