pyrophosphoric acid

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py·​ro·​phos·​pho·​ric acid | \ˌpī-rə-fäs-ˈfȯr-ik-, -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

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

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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