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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Conda Phosphate Operations is an integrated producer of phosphate fertilisers and specialty products, which includes phosphate production facilities and adjacent phosphate mineral rights, produces approximately 540,000 metric tons per year of mono-ammonium phosphate, super phosphoric acid, merchant grade phosphoric acid and specialty products and serves the North American fertiliser market.
The Conda Phosphate Operations, located in Conda, Idaho, which include phosphate production facilities and adjacent phosphate mineral rights, produces approximately 540,000 metric tons per year of mono-ammonium phosphate, super phosphoric acid, merchant grade phosphoric acid and specialty products and serves the North American fertilizer market.
Each is matched with a phosphate mineral particle, which stabilizes the compound until it is needed.
2011), who reported that HA was a major phosphate mineral in aerobic granules.
He also stated that the purpose of this letter is to convey to the government of New Zealand the concern of the Saharawi people and their government over the import to New Zealand of phosphate mineral rock from occupied Western Sahara, emphasizing that the activity has continued for several years, the Saharawi government has endeavoured to express its concerns to the two companies involved, Balance-Nutrients Ltd and Ravensdown Ltd, and has recently called to implement trust oversight of resources in occupied Western Sahara.
Simultaneously but in a less extent the phosphate mineral is decomposed too:
Abstract--vivianite, a colorful rare iron phosphate mineral, was recently found in a point bar of Nonconnah Creek, a stream which flows along the southern edge of the city of Memphis, Tennessee.
Fish bones are made of the phosphate mineral apatite, which readily combines with lead to form pyromorphite, a stable crystalline mineral that can't be absorbed by the human digestive system.
Tait and a team from the University of Manitoba, the Museum of Nature, and IANIGLA-CONICET also described a new phosphate mineral this year, which they named Manitobaite after the province in which it was discovered.
American geologists, who have been studying the rock, have found signatures of water molecules -- in the form of hydroxyl -- tucked away in a calcium phosphate mineral lattice called apatite.
The mine where the explosion occured is operated by a company called Apatit, a major Russian producer of the phosphate mineral apatite used in making fertiliser.