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A salt of metaphosphoric acid.
- ‘Sodium metaphosphate when added to milk in an average ratio of approximately 41 mg. to 100 ml. prevents the formation of a curd when the milk is treated.’
- ‘When the number of units is between three and ten, sodium metaphosphate forms a cyclic ring of alternating phosphorous and oxygen atoms.’
- ‘Normal and high levels of phosphorus (0.4 and 1.2% phosphorus) in the form of orthophosphate and metaphosphate were fed to growing rats for 150 days.’
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