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phosphite

[fos-fahyt] /ˈfɒs faɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
(loosely) a salt of phosphorous acid.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; phosph- + -ite1
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  • phosphite was effective at reducing late blight development at all time intervals.
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  • On pecans, phosphite fungicides demonstrated good scab control applied by air-blast sprayers.
British Dictionary definitions for phosphite

phosphite

/ˈfɒsfaɪt/
noun
1.
any salt or ester of phosphorous acid
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phosphite in Medicine

phosphite phos·phite (fŏs'fīt')
n.
A salt or ester of phosphorous acid.

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