phosphorus

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Chemical element
P Previous: silicon (Si)
Next: sulfur (S)

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 phosphoruses or 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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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φωσφόρος ‎(phōsphóros, light-bearing).

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phōsphorus n ‎(genitive phōsphorī); second declension

  1. (New Latin, chemistry) phosphorus

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Second declension.

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

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References[edit]

  • phosphorus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray