phosphine

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phos·phine

noun \-ˌfēn\

Definition of PHOSPHINE

1
:  any of various derivatives of phosphine analogous to amines but weaker as bases
2
:  a colorless poisonous flammable gas PH3 that is a weaker base than ammonia and that is used especially to fumigate stored grain

Origin of PHOSPHINE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1869

phos·phine

noun \-ˌfēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHOSPHINE

1
: a colorless poisonous flammable gas PH3 that is a weaker base than ammonia and that is used especially to fumigate stored grain
2
: any of various derivatives of phosphine analogous to amines but weaker as bases

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