Definition of metaphosphate in English:

metaphosphate

Pronunciation: /mɛtəˈfɒsfeɪt//mɛtəˈfɒsfeɪt/

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt of metaphosphoric acid.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

metaphosphate

/mɛtəˈfɒsfeɪt//mɛtəˈfɒsfeɪt/