phosphorous

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From phosphorus +‎ -ous.

Adjective[edit]

phosphorous

  1. (chemistry) Of or pertaining to phosphorus.
  2. Resembling phosphorus.
  3. (chemistry) Of relating to or containing trivalent phosphorus.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Do not confuse phosphorous with phosphorus, which is the noun.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

See also[edit]