Definition of phosphonate in English:

phosphonate

Pronunciation: /ˈfɒsfəneɪt//ˈfɒsfəneɪt/

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt or ester of phosphonic acid.

    • ‘Scale can be controlled chemically using substances such as polyphosphates, phosphonates and various polymers.’
    • ‘Dr Kee believes the earliest forms of DNA / RNA could have been built from other phosphorus-containing molecules called phosphonates, because they are water-soluble and more reactive.’
    • ‘Cidofovir is a nucleoside phosphonate analogue that inhibits herpes virus DNA polymerases.’
    • ‘P esters and phosphonates are present in unchanging proportions throughout the ocean.’
    • ‘‘Alude is a new entry into the phosphonate side of the market,’ said Cleary's Rick Fletcher.’

Pronunciation:

phosphonate

/ˈfɒsfəneɪt//ˈfɒsfəneɪt/