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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Phosphate \Phos"phate\, n. (Chem.) A salt of phosphoric acid.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
a salt of phosphoric acid, 1795, from French phosphate (1787), from phosphore (see phosphorus) + -ate (3).
n. 1 (context chemistry English) Any salt or ester of phosphoric acid. 2 (context US regional dated English) A carbonated soft drink sweetened with fruit syrup and with some phosphoric acid. vb. To treat or coat with a phosphate#noun or with phosphoric acid
n. a salt of phosphoric acid [syn: orthophosphate, inorganic phosphate]
carbonated drink with fruit syrup and a little phosphoric acid
A phosphate is an inorganic chemical and a salt of phosphoric acid. In organic chemistry, a phosphate, or organophosphate, is an ester of phosphoric acid. Of the various phosphoric acids and phosphates, organic phosphates are important in biochemistry and biogeochemistry ( ecology), and inorganic phosphates are mined to obtain phosphorus for use in agriculture and industry. At elevated temperatures in the solid state, phosphates can condense to form pyrophosphates.
Adding and removing phosphates from proteins in all cells is a pivotal strategy in the regulation of metabolic processes. Phosphorylation and dephosphorylation are important ways that energy is stored and released in living systems.
Usage examples of "phosphate".
Besides containing the volatile oil, Aniseed yields phosphates, malates, gum, and a resin.
It is said, however, that some of the deposits contain considerable quantities of crystalized salts of ammonia, magnesian phosphates, rich in ammonia, but which have been rejected by masters of vessels taking in cargoes, under the supposition of its being sea salt and calculated to injure the sale and value of the guano.
The resulting solution is treated with a small excess of ammonium phosphate and the cobalt again precipitated by the cautious addition of ammonia exactly as before.
Nevertheless, when I gave some phosphate of lime, which is a most powerful stimulant, to several submarginal tentacles already considerably inflected, but not yet in contact with some phosphate previously placed on two glands in the centre of the disc, the exterior tentacles on the same side were acted on.
Now, superphosphate of lime is composed necessarily of soluble phosphate of lime and plaster, or sulphate of lime, formed from a combination of the sulphuric acid, employed in the manufacture of superphosphate, with the lime of the bones.
It is used for the purpose of separating phosphoric oxide from bases and from other acids, and also as a test for phosphates and arsenates.
The branny portion of a kernel of wheat consists of various nutritive elements, with more than five times the amount of phosphate of lime contained in fine bolted flour.
Bone putty is a mixture of dicalcium phosphate dihydrate and tetra calcium phosphate.
This is shown by weaker solutions of the phosphate acting when dropped on the discs, or applied to the glands of the exterior tentacles, or when leaves are immersed.
They make it out of air, water, coal tar, disodium phosphate, vegetable gum, and artificial flavoring.
The only major development was the exploitation of the phosphate deposits of Makatea, an atoll north of Tahiti in the Tuamotu group.
In sixty-eight Australia grants full independence and the chiefs take over the Nauru Phosphate Corporation, which is exporting two million tons of gull poop a year.
The first territory to build on the precedent created by the Cook Islands was Nauru, the tiny phosphate island under Australian administration.
A quarter of a century later, however, the Nauruans were unwilling to accept that sort of solution, and after some years of hard bargaining, became independent in 1968, winning at the same time complete control over their phosphate ore on which previously they had been receiving small royalties.
At one time I felt convinced that morphia acted as a narcotic on Drosera, but after having found in what a singular manner immersion in certain nonpoisonous salts and acids prevents the subsequent action of phosphate of ammonia, whereas other solutions have no such power, my first conviction seems very doubtful.