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orthophosphate

[awr-thuh-fos-feyt] /ˌɔr θəˈfɒs feɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a salt or ester of orthophosphoric acid, or any compound containing the trivalent group −PO 4 .
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; ortho- + phosphate
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Examples for orthophosphate
  • The total orthophosphate test is largely a measure of orthophosphate.
  • orthophosphate can interact with other cations such as calcium or magnesium which may be present in the water.
British Dictionary definitions for orthophosphate

orthophosphate

/ˌɔːθəʊˈfɒsfeɪt/
noun
1.
any salt or ester of orthophosphoric acid
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