from The Century Dictionary.
- In chem., containing less oxygen than phosphorous acid contains.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, phosphorus in a lower state of oxidation than in phosphoric compounds.
- adjective (Chem.) , an acid, H3PO2, whose salts are produced by the action of barium hygrate on phosphorus. It may be obtained from its water solution, by exaporation and freezing, as a white crystalline substance. It is a powerful reducing agent.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to
hypophosphorous acidor its derivatives
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From hypo- + phosphorous
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