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phosphomolybdic acid

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noun phos·pho·mo·lyb·dic acid \-mə-ˌlib-dik-\

Medical Definition of phosphomolybdic acid

  1. :  any of several acids obtainable from solutions of phosphoric acid and molybdic acid and used chiefly as precipitants (as for alkaloids); especially :  the yellow crystalline acid H3PMo12O40·xH2O containing twelve atoms of molybdenum in a molecule


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