phosphide

noun
phos·​phide | \ ˈfäs-ˌfīd How to pronounce phosphide (audio) \

Definition of phosphide

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

Examples of phosphide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is exactly what the researchers observed in gallium phosphide wires. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Long narrow wires carry heat with little resistance," 20 Mar. 2020 The cobalt phosphide catalyst, which encouraged the chemicals to interact and react, operated for 1,700 hours, or a little over 10 weeks. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Make Hydrogen Cheap Again," 24 Oct. 2019 Rather than use platinum, the team used a catalyst of cobalt phosphide nanoparticles placed on carbon to form a fine black powder. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Make Hydrogen Cheap Again," 24 Oct. 2019 Testing a molybdenum-phosphide (MoP) catalyst with wastewater in a small reactor called a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC), scientists found that the MoP worked better than platinum. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Ditching Platinum for the Ocean Could Make Hydrogen Cheap," 2 Oct. 2019 For these components, more exotic materials like indium phosphide, gallium arsenide, and germanium work better. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "How the lidar-on-a-chip technology GM just bought probably works," 11 Oct. 2017 Growers use fertilizers and pesticides long restricted or banned in the United States, including carbofuran and zinc phosphide. Author: Sharon Bernstein, Alaska Dispatch News, "Toxic waste from illegal marijuana farms alarms authorities," 7 Aug. 2017 Ordinary laser pointers have a chip containing aluminum gallium arsenide phosphide, and emit a red beam at a wavelength of 670 nanometers. Josh Mchugh, WIRED, "Beam On," 1 Aug. 2001

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First Known Use of phosphide

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Phosphide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphide. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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phosphide

noun
phos·​phide | \ -ˌfīd How to pronounce phosphide (audio) \

Medical Definition of phosphide

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

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