phytic acid

/fuy"tik, fit"ik/, Chem.
a white to pale-yellow, water-soluble liquid, C6H18O24P6, 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.
[1905-10; phyt(in) a salt of phytic acid ( < G Phytin < Gk phyt(ón) plant + G -in -IN2) + -IC]

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