hypophosphorous acid

noun
hy·po·phos·pho·rous acid | \ -ˌfäs-f(ə-)rəs-; -fäs-ˌfōr-əs- , -ˌfȯr- \

Medical Definition of hypophosphorous acid 

: a low-melting deliquescent crystalline strong monobasic acid H3PO2 usually obtained by acidifying one of its salts and used as a reducing agent

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