phosphorous definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, associated with, or containing phosphorus, especially with valence 3 or a valence below compared to a comparable phosphoric mixture.
    • Of or with respect to phosphorus.
    • Resembling phosphorus.
    • Of associated with or containing trivalent phosphorus.
    • Of or related to phosphorus; resembling or containing phosphorus; specifically, designating those substances which phosphorus has actually a lower valence as compared with phosphoric substances.
    • containing or characteristic of phosphorus
  • others:
    • related to, obtained from, or containing phosphorus.

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