phytic acid

noun
phy·​tic acid | \ ˌfīt-ik- How to pronounce phytic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of phytic acid

: an acid C6H18P6O24 that occurs in cereal grains and that when ingested interferes with the intestinal absorption of various minerals (as calcium and magnesium)

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“Phytic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phytic%20acid. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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