Meaning of metaphosphoric acid

met'a•phos•phor'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (met"u-fos-fôr'ik, -for'-), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. an acid, HPO, derived from phosphorous pentoxide, and containing the smallest amount of water of the phosphoric acids. Cf.
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