phytic acid


phy·​tic acid ˌfīt-ik- How to pronounce phytic acid (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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