calcium phosphate


calcium phosphate
/kælsiəm ˈfɒsfeɪt/ (say kalseeuhm 'fosfayt)

noun
any of several phosphates of calcium occurring naturally in some rocks and in animal bones, and used in medicine, industry, etc.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Calcium phosphate — is the name given to a family of minerals containing calcium ions (Ca2+) together with orthophosphates (PO43 ), metaphosphates or pyrophosphates (P2O74 ) and occasionally hydrogen or hydroxide ions. Seventy percent of bone is made up of… …   Wikipedia

  • calcium phosphate — n any of various phosphates of calcium: as a) the phosphate CaHPO4 used in pharmaceutical preparations and animal feeds b) a naturally occurring phosphate of calcium Ca5(F,Cl,OH,1/2CO3)(PO4)3 that contains other elements or radicals and is the… …   Medical dictionary

  • calcium phosphate — n. 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 …   English World dictionary

  • calcium phosphate — noun a phosphate of calcium; a main constituent of animal bones • Hypernyms: ↑phosphate, ↑orthophosphate, ↑inorganic phosphate * * * noun 1. : an orthophosphate of calcium: as a. : one of the three simple orthop …   Useful english dictionary

  • calcium phosphate — noun Date: 1869 any of various phosphates of calcium: as a. the phosphate CaH4P2O8 used as a fertilizer and in baking powder b. the phosphate CaHPO4 used in pharmaceutical preparations and animal feeds c. the phosphate Ca3P2O8 used as a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • calcium phosphate — cal′cium phos′phate n. chem. nut a phosphate of calcium, used as a fertilizer, food additive, and in baking powder • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • calcium phosphate — any of several phosphates of calcium occurring naturally in some rocks and in animal bones, used as a fertilizer and food additive as well as in baking powder and dentifrices. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • calcium phosphate — noun The calcium salt or phosphoric acid, Ca(PO), or of several related acids; it is the main mineral of bone …   Wiktionary

  • Amorphous calcium phosphate — (ACP) is a substance used as a dental treatment. Calcium and phosphate are natural building blocks of teeth, and when present in insufficient amounts, there can be sensitivity after procedures such as dental bleaching or professional dental… …   Wikipedia

  • tribasic calcium phosphate — I. noun see calcium phosphate II. noun see calcium phosphate …   Useful english dictionary