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zirconium phosphate[‚zər′kō·nē·əm ′fä‚sfāt]
ZrO(H2PO4)2·3H2O A toxic, dense white powder that is insoluble in water, soluble in acids and organic solvents; decomposes on heating; used as an analytical reagent, coagulant, and radioactive-phosphor carrier. Also known as zirconium orthophosphate.
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