phosphoric acid definition

  • noun:
    • A clear colorless liquid, H3PO4, found in fertilizers, detergents, food flavoring, and pharmaceuticals.
    • A colourless fluid, H3PO4, found in the make of fertilizers, detergents and pharmaceuticals and also as an additive in cola drinks.
    • an acid used in fertilizers and soaps: H3PO4
  • adjective:
    • a white crystalline substance, H3PO4, the many highly oxidized acid of phosphorus, and forms an important and extensive series of substances, viz., the phosphates.

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