phosphine

noun phos·phine \ ˈfäs-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

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phosphine

noun phos·phine \ -ˌfēn \

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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