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1. phosphorus

noun. ['ˈfɑːsfɝəs'] a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms.

Synonyms

  • element
  • P
  • chemical element
  • apatite

Antonyms

  • curve

Etymology

  • phosphorus (Latin)
  • φωσφόρος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Phosphorus

  • phosphorous

How do you pronounce phosphorus?

Pronounce phosphorus as ˈfɑsfərəs.

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Sentences with phosphorus


1. Noun, singular or mass
Use a starter seed blend or one that is high in phosphorus.

2. Phosphorus

noun. a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky.

Synonyms

  • Lucifer
  • morning star
  • major planet
  • planet
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