Hypophosphate meaning

hīpōfäsfāt, hīpəfäsfāt
A salt of hypophosphoric acid containing any of several negative radicals, monovalent HP2O6, divalent H2P2O6, trivalent H3P2O6, or tetravalent P2O6
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An uncharged ester of this acid.
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(inorganic chemistry) The oxyanion of phosphorus P2O64- derived from hypophosphoric acid; any salt containing this anion.
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