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phosphoric

[fos-fawr-ik, -for-] /fɒsˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
of or containing phosphorus, especially in the pentavalent state.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; phosphor- + -ic
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Examples for phosphoric
  • Producers add sulfuric acid to form phosphoric acid, which is later converted to ammonium phosphate.
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phosphoric

/fɒsˈfɒrɪk/
adjective
1.
of or containing phosphorus in the pentavalent state
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phosphoric in Medicine

phosphoric phos·phor·ic (fŏs-fôr'ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or containing phosphorus, especially with a valence of 5 or a valence higher than that of a comparable phosphorous compound.

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