phosphorus

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Chemical element
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin phōsphorus, from Ancient Greek φωσφόρος (phōsphóros, the bearer of light), from φῶς (phôs, light) + φέρω (phérō, to bear, to carry).

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phosphorus (countable and uncountable, plural phosphori)

  1. (chemistry) a chemical element (symbol P) with an atomic number of 15, that exists in several allotropic forms.
  2. (obsolete) any substance exhibiting phosphorescence; a phosphor

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  • Do not confuse phosphorus with phosphorous, which is an adjective.

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Noun[edit]

phōsphorus n (genitive phōsphorī); second declension

  1. phosphorus

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative phōsphorus phōsphorī
genitive phōsphorī phōsphorōrum
dative phōsphorō phōsphorīs
accusative phōsphorum phōsphorōs
ablative phōsphorō phōsphorīs
vocative phōsphore phōsphorī