Definition of Phosphorous

1. Adjective. Containing or characteristic of phosphorus. "Phosphoric acid"

Exact synonyms: Phosphoric
Partainyms: Phosphorus, Phosphorus
Derivative terms: Phosphorus, Phosphorus



Definition of Phosphorous

1. a. Of or pertaining to phosphorus; resembling or containing phosphorus; specifically, designating those compounds in which phosphorus has a lower valence as contrasted with phosphoric compounds; as, phosphorous acid, H3PO3.

Definition of Phosphorous

1. Adjective. (chemistry) Of or pertaining to phosphorus. ¹

2. Adjective. Resembling phosphorus. ¹

3. Adjective. (chemistry) Of relating to or containing trivalent phosphorus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phosphorous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Phosphorous

1. Of or pertaining to phosphorus; resembling or containing phosphorus; specifically, designating those compounds in which phosphorus has a lower valence as contrasted with phosphoric compounds; as, phosphorous acid, H3PO3. Origin: Cf. F. Phosphoreux. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phosphorous

phosphorless
phosphoro-
phosphoroclastic cleavage
phosphoroclastic reaction
phosphorodiamidate
phosphorodiamidates
phosphorogenic
phosphorolyses
phosphorolysis
phosphorolytic
phosphoroscope
phosphoroscopes
phosphorothioate
phosphorothioates
phosphorothiolated
phosphorous (current term)
phosphorous acid
phosphorous acids
phosphorpenia
phosphorrösslerite
phosphors
phosphoruria
phosphorus
phosphorus-31
phosphorus-32
phosphorus-33
phosphorus-oxygen lyases
phosphorus acids
phosphorus bottle
phosphorus cachexia

Literary usage of Phosphorous

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1. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"phosphorous Acro, Formation. — By the slow combustion of phosphorus in the air phosphorus trioxide is formed which, as it is the anhydride of phosphorous ..."

2. Elements of Inorganic Chemistry: Including the Applications of the Science by Thomas Graham (1858)
"It burns with a pale greenish flame, and the phosphorous acid produced is ... In contact with air, phosphorous acid is apt to inflame, from. the heat ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"As indicated above, one equation represents the formation of the acid chloride and phosphorous acid while the other gives the acid chloride, phosphorous ..."

4. The Elements of Experimental Chemistry by William Henry (1831)
"phosphorous acid cannot, according to Sir H. Davy, he obtained pure by exposing ... The liquid obtained is a compound of pure phosphorous acid and water, ..."

5. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius, Samuel William Johnson (1883)
"ua phosphorous Acn>, Hs P Ov phosphorous oxide (Pa Os) is a white powder, which admits of sublimation, and burns when heated in the air. ..."

6. System of Theoretical and Practical Chemistry by Friedrich Christian Accum (1808)
"phosphorous acid is liquid, transparent, and of considerable density. ... To obtain phosphorous acid we merely expose phosphorus to the air: the phosphorus ..."

7. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller, Charles Edward Groves, Herbert McLeod (1878)
"In this process phosphorous anhydride is firet produced ; this being deliquescent ... Bromine acts on crystallized phosphorous acid when the two are heated ..."

8. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1866)
"The stannous satt, Sn"PHO*, is prepared by precipitating stannous chloride with aqueous phosphorous acid, and thoroughly washing the precipitate with water. ..."

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