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phosphine

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noun phos·phine \-ˌfēn\

Definition of phosphine

  1. 1 :  any of various derivatives of phosphine analogous to amines but weaker as bases

  2. 2 :  a colorless poisonous flammable gas PH3 that is a weaker base than ammonia and that is used especially to fumigate stored grain



Origin and Etymology of phosphine

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1869


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phosphine

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noun phos·phine \-ˌfēn\

Medical Definition of phosphine

  1. 1:  a colorless poisonous flammable gas PH3 that is a weaker base than ammonia and that is used especially to fumigate stored grain

  2. 2:  any of various derivatives of phosphine analogous to amines but weaker as bases




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