Definition of Orthophosphate

1. Noun. A salt of phosphoric acid.

Exact synonyms: Inorganic Phosphate, Phosphate
Specialized synonyms: Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Orthophosphate, Sodium Phosphate
Generic synonyms: Salt



Definition of Orthophosphate

1. Noun. (inorganic chemistry) Any salt or ester of orthophosphoric acid; an ordinary phosphate ¹

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Definition of Orthophosphate

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Medical Definition of Orthophosphate

1. A salt or ester of orthophosphoric acid. Inorganic orthophosphate (Pi, P1), any ion or salt form of phosphoric acid. Synonym: inorganic phosphate. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Orthophosphate

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orthophosphate (current term)
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Literary usage of Orthophosphate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Oecd Environmental Data by Oecd, OCDE Organisation de Coopération et d (1999)
"UKD) orthophosphate concentrations. When a parameter is unmeasurable TUR) annual ... Concentrations en orthophosphate. Quand le paramêtre nest pas mesurable ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"The solution has an alkaline reaction, and the salt contained in it is not converted into orthophosphate by boiling per se, even for several days, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Science: Comprising Astronomy, Chemistry, Dynamics by George Farrer Rodwell (1871)
"The following are the most important :—orthophosphate of Aluminium, ... The mineral apatite consists of a mixture of orthophosphate of calcium and chloride ..."

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