Meaning of phytic acid

phy'tic ac'id

Pronunciation: (fī'tik, fit'ik), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white to pale-yellow, water-soluble liquid, CHOP, found in cereal grains: used chiefly to chelate heavy metals during the manufacture of animal fats and vegetable oils and as a water-softening agent.
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