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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.
- chemical element
- phosphorus (Latin)
- φωσφόρος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Rhymes with Phosphorus
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.
noun. a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky.
- morning star
- major planet