phosphoric

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phosphor +‎ -ic

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phosphoric (comparative more phosphoric, superlative most phosphoric)

  1. (chemistry) Of or pertaining to phosphorus.
  2. Resembling phosphorus.
  3. (chemistry) Of a compound, containing phosphorus in a higher oxidation number than phosphorous compounds, especially with one of 5.

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