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phos·phate

 (fŏs′fāt′)
n.
1. A salt, ester, or anion of phosphoric acid, derived by removal or replacement of one, two, or especially all three of the hydrogens of phosphoric acid.
2. A fertilizer containing phosphorus compounds.
3. A soda fountain drink made by blending carbonated water with flavored syrup.


phos·phat′ic (fŏs-făt′ĭk) adj.

phosphate

(ˈfɒsfeɪt)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any salt or ester of any phosphoric acid, esp a salt of orthophosphoric acid
2. (Agriculture) (often plural) any of several chemical fertilizers containing phosphorous compounds
[C18: from French phosphat; see phosphorus, -ate1]
phosphatic adj

phos•phate

(ˈfɒs feɪt)

n.
1.
a. (loosely) a salt or ester of phosphoric acid.
b. a tertiary salt of orthophosphoric acid, as sodium phosphate.
2. fertilizer containing compounds of phosphorus.
3. a carbonated drink of water and fruit syrup orig. with a little phosphoric acid.
[< French (1787); see phospho-, -ate2]
phos•phat′ic (-ˈfæt ɪk, -ˈfeɪ tɪk) adj.

phos·phate

(fŏs′fāt′)
A compound containing the group PO4. Phosphates are important in metabolism and are frequently used in fertilizers.

Phosphate

A soft drink made by mixing Acid phosphate and a fruit-flavored syrup.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phosphate - a salt of phosphoric acidphosphate - a salt of phosphoric acid    
calcium phosphate - a phosphate of calcium; a main constituent of animal bones
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
sodium orthophosphate, sodium phosphate - phosphate of sodium; used as a laxative to cleanse the bowels
2.phosphate - carbonated drink with fruit syrup and a little phosphoric acid
soft drink - nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
Translations

phosphate

[ˈfɒsfeɪt] Nfosfato m

phosphate

[ˈfɒsfeɪt] nphosphate m

phosphate

n (Chem) → Phosphat nt; (Agr: = fertilizer) → Phosphatdünger m

phosphate

[ˈfɒsfeɪt] nfosfato

phos·phate

n. fosfato, sal del ácido fosfórico.

phosphate

n fosfato
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