phosphorus
Pronunciation
  • (RP) enPR fŏsʹfərəs, IPA: /ˈfɒsfəɹəs/, /ˈfɒsfɹəs/
  • (America) enPR: fäsʹfərəs, IPA: /ˈfɑsfɚəs/
Noun

phosphorus

  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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Translations
Phosphorus
Pronunciation
  • (RP) enPR: fŏs'fərəs, IPA: /ˈfɒsfərəs/
  • (America) enPR: fäs'fərəs, IPA: /ˈfɑsfɚəs/
Proper noun
  1. A name sometimes used for Hesperus, the personification in Greek mythology of the planet Venus.
    Synonyms: Hesperus
  2. An Ancient Greek name for the morning star (the planet Venus when it is visible in the eastern sky before sunrise).
    Synonyms: morning star, Eosphorus, Lucifer
    Antonyms: evening star, Hesperus
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