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calcium phosphate

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A colorless deliquescent powder, Ca(H2PO4)2, used in baking powders, as a plant food, as a plastic stabilizer, and in glass.
  • n. A white crystalline powder, CaHPO4, used as an animal food, as a plastic stabilizer, and in glass and toothpaste.
  • n. A white amorphous powder, Ca3(PO4)2, used in ceramics, rubber, fertilizers, and plastic stabilizers and as a food supplement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The calcium salt or phosphoric acid, Ca3(PO4)2, or of several related acids; it is the main mineral of bone

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a phosphate of calcium; a main constituent of animal bones

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