phosphorous

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adjective phos·pho·rous \ˈfäs-f(ə-)rəs; fäs-ˈfȯr-əs\

Definition of phosphorous

  1. :  of, relating to, or containing phosphorus especially with a valence lower than in phosphoric compounds

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First Known Use of phosphorous

1788


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phosphorous

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adjective phos·pho·rous \ˈfäs-f(ə-)rəs; fäs-ˈfōr-əs, -ˈfȯr-\

Medical Definition of phosphorous

  1. :  of, relating to, or containing phosphorus especially with a valence lower than in phosphoric compounds

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