sodium tripolyphosphate

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sodium tri·​poly·​phos·​phate | \ -ˌtrī-ˌpä-li-ˈfäs-ˌfāt How to pronounce sodium tripolyphosphate (audio) \

Definition of sodium tripolyphosphate

: a crystalline salt Na5P3O10 that is used as a food additive and as a component in some detergents and is suspected of contributing to water pollution

First Known Use of sodium tripolyphosphate

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Sodium tripolyphosphate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodium%20tripolyphosphate. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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