from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various sodium salts of phosphoric acid, including monobasic NaH2PO4, dibasic Na2HPO4, and tribasic Na3PO4, all of which are widely used in pharmaceutical manufacturing, medicine, and chemistry.
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- noun phosphate of sodium; used as a laxative to cleanse the bowels
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