Definition of metaphosphate in English:


Line breaks: meta|phos|phate
Pronunciation: /mɛtəˈfɒsfeɪt


  • A salt of metaphosphoric acid.
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    • When the number of units is between three and ten, sodium metaphosphate forms a cyclic ring of alternating phosphorous and oxygen atoms.
    • Sodium metaphosphate when added to milk in an average ratio of approximately 41 mg. to 100 ml. prevents the formation of a curd when the milk is treated.
    • Normal and high levels of phosphorus (0.4 and 1.2% phosphorus) in the form of orthophosphate and metaphosphate were fed to growing rats for 150 days.

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