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phosphate

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɒs.feɪt/ us    /ˈfɑːs-/
a chemical compound which contains phosphorus: Most fertilizers contain nitrogen and phosphates.Specific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemical
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