Definition for HY-PO-PHOS'PHOR-OUS

HY-PO-PHOS'PHOR-OUS, a. [Gr. υπο and phosphorous.]

The hypophosphorous acid contains less oxygen than the phosphorous, and is obtained from the phosphuret of barytum. It is a liquid which may be concentrated by evaporation, till it becomes viscid. It has a very sour taste, reddens vegetable blues, and does not crystalize. Ure.

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