trisodium phosphate

noun tri·so·di·um phosphate \ ˌtrī-ˈsō-dē-əm- \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of trisodium phosphate

: a crystalline compound Na3PO4 that is used especially in cleaning compositions

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First Known Use of trisodium phosphate

1923


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