sodium ammonium phosphate


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sodium ammonium phosphate

n.
A colorless, odorless, efflorescent crystalline tetrahydrate salt, NaNH4HPO4·4H2O, used in the blowpipe analysis of minerals. Also called microcosmic salt.
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Used phosphorous is excreted mostly as sodium ammonium phosphate and ends up in sewage.