sodium phosphate

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sodium phosphate

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Any of various sodium salts of phosphoric acid, including monobasic NaH2PO4, dibasic Na2HPO4, and tribasic Na3PO4, all of which are widely used in pharmaceutical manufacturing, medicine, and chemistry.

sodium phosphate

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(Elements & Compounds) any sodium salt of any phosphoric acid, esp one of three salts of orthophosphoric acid having formulas NaH2PO4 (monosodium dihydrogen orthophosphate), Na2HPO4 (disodium monohydrogen orthophosphate), and Na3PO4 (trisodium orthophosphate)
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Noun1.sodium phosphate - phosphate of sodium; used as a laxative to cleanse the bowels
inorganic phosphate, orthophosphate, phosphate - a salt of phosphoric acid
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