Definition of phytic acid in English:

phytic acid

noun

Biochemistry
  • A phosphoric acid ester, C₆H₆(OPO₃H₂)₆, of myo-inositol which is found in plant tissues, especially in the seeds of cereals, and readily binds with metals to form salts.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of Biological Chemistry.