sodium tripolyphosphate

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sodium tri·pol·y·phos·phate

 (trī-pŏl′ē-fŏs′fāt′)
n.
A white powder, Na5P3O10, used as a water softener, a peptizer, and as a food preservative and texturizer.

so′dium tri•pol•y•phos′phate

(ˌtraɪ pɒl iˈfɒs feɪt)
n.
a white powder, Na5P3O10, used as a water softener, sequestering agent, and food additive. Also called so′dium triphos′phate.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.sodium tripolyphosphate - a sodium salt of triphosphoric acid used as a builder in soaps and detergents
builder, detergent builder - a substance added to soaps or detergents to increase their cleansing action