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phosphonium

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noun phos·pho·ni·um \fäs-ˈfō-nē-əm\

Definition of phosphonium

  1. :  a monovalent cation PH4+ analogous to ammonium and derived from phosphine; also :  an organic derivative of phosphonium (as (C2H5)4P+)



Origin and Etymology of phosphonium

New Latin


First Known Use: 1871


Medical Dictionary

phosphonium

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noun phos·pho·ni·um \fäs-ˈfō-nē-əm\

Medical Definition of phosphonium

  1. :  a monovalent cation PH4+ analogous to ammonium and derived from phosphine; also :  an organic derivative of phosphonium (as (C2H5)4P+)




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