calcium phosphatecalcium phosphate
any of a number of phosphates of calcium found in bones, teeth, etc. and used in medicine and in the manufacture of enamels, glass, cleaning agents, etc.
- A white amorphous powder, Ca3(PO4)2, used in ceramics, rubber, fertilizers, and plastic stabilizers and as a food supplement.
- A dibasic white crystalline powder, CaHPO4, used as an animal food, as a plastic stabilizer, and in glass and toothpaste.
- A monobasic colorless deliquescent powder, Ca(H2PO4)2, used in baking powders, as a plant food, as a plastic stabilizer, and in glass.