phosphide


phos·phide

noun \-ˌfīd\

Definition of PHOSPHIDE

:  a binary compound of phosphorus with a more electropositive element or group

Origin of PHOSPHIDE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1849

phos·phide

noun \-ˌfīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHOSPHIDE

: a binary compound of phosphorus with a more electropositive element or group

phosphide

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of a class of chemical compounds in which phosphorous is combined with a metal. Phosphides exhibit a wide variety of chemical and physical properties. Phosphides that are rich in metal have high melting points and are hard, brittle, and chemically inert; these compounds have high thermal and electrical conductivities.

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: phosphinate
Previous Word in the Dictionary: phosphene
All Words Near: phosphide

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up phosphide? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).