from The Century Dictionary.
- Same as
- Noting an acid, a distinct tetra basic acid, H4P2O6, produced, along with phosphorous and phosphoric acids, by the slow oxidation of phosphorus in moist air at ordinary temperatures.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, or containing, phosphorus in a lower state of oxidation than in phosphoric compounds.
- adjective (Chem.) an acid, P2H4O6, produced by the slow oxidation of moist phosphorus, and isolated only as a solution in water. It is regarded as a condensation product of one molecule of phosphoric acid with one of phosphorous acid, by partial dehydration.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to
hypophosphoric acidor its derivatives
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From hypo- + phosphoric
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