Definitions

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

  • n. A salt or ester of phosphorous acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any salt or ester of phosphorous acid
  • n. the anion PO33-, or the trivalent radical PO3

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A salt of phosphorous acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A salt of phosphorous acid.

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Examples

  • Uncle Tom's Rose Tonic contains potassium phosphite and has good fungicidal properties, while SB Plant Invigorator is a foliar feed with fungicidal and pesticidal properties.

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  • This otherwise unknown natural phosphite explains the existence of phosphite-eating bacteria.

    The Panda's Thumb: August 2009 Archives

  • Phosphate-containing sand was fused and turned into phosphite.

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  • During the Spanish-American War of 1898 Edison suggested to the Navy Department the adoption of a compound of calcium carbide and calcium phosphite, which when placed in a shell and fired from a gun would explode as soon as it struck water and ignite, producing a blaze that would continue several minutes and make the ships of the enemy visible for four or five miles at sea.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 2

  • Spanish-American War of 1898 Edison suggested to the Navy Department the adoption of a compound of calcium carbide and calcium phosphite, which when placed in a shell and fired from a gun would explode as soon as it struck water and ignite, producing a blaze that would continue several minutes and make the ships of the enemy visible for four or five miles at sea.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions

  • CHMT - News announced that effective Feb. 1, 2011, or as contracts allow, it will raise the price of its Weston® liquid phosphite stabilizers by 15

    Chemtura to Increase Price of Weston® Liquid Phosphite Stabilizers - Yahoo! Finance

  • Glyphosate is mainly produced from two kinds of glycine and IDA; other raw materials include glycine, dimethyl phosphite, paraformaldehyde, iminodiacetic acetonitrile, diethanolamine, phosphorous acid, liquid caustic soda, sulfuric acid, hydrogen peroxide, and hydrochloric acid.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • As crops reach the two to four leaf stage, they will receive a first split of fungicide plus trace elements and foliar phosphite where downy mildew still persists.

    FWi - All News

  • Where crops haven't yet received a fungicide they will be sprayed during the first week of November for phoma and a phosphite foliar spray will be included to improve the plants 'ability to grow away from downy mildew.

    FWi - All News

  • The worst will be scrapped, but it's remarkable how effectively a poor crop can be salvaged using early nitrogen and foliar phosphite.

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