phosphorus

(P) (fos´fә-rәs) a chemical element, atomic number 15, atomic weight 30.974. Phosphorus is an essential element in the diet; in the form of phosphates it is a major component of the mineral phase of bone and is involved in almost all metabolic processes. It also plays an important role...
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Phosphorus

(P32, Radioactive Phosphorus) A radioactive form of phosphorus is used as internal radiotherapy to treat cancers and other diseases of the bone marrow.
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phosphorus

[n] - a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells
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Phosphorus

• (n.) Hence, any substance which shines in the dark like phosphorus, as certain phosphorescent bodies. • (n.) The morning star; Phosphor. • (n.) A poisonous nonmetallic element of the nitrogen group, obtained as a white, or yellowish, translucent waxy substance, having a characteristic disagreeable smell. It is very active chemicall...
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phosphorus

P noun a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms
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phosphorus

(P) Type: Term Pronunciation: fos′fō-rŭs Definitions: 1. A nonmetallic chemical element, atomic no. 15, atomic wt. 30.973762, occurring extensively in nature, always in compounds such as phosphates and phosphites and as the phosphate in every living cell; the elemental form is extremely poisonous, causing intense inflammation...
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phosphorus

(P) White phosphorus A highly-reactive, poisonous, nonmetallic element that occurs naturally in phosphates, especially apatite (Ca3(PO4)2). It was discovered by Hennig Brandt in Hamburg in 1669. The ...
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Phosphorus

[morning star] Phosphorus (Greek Φωσφόρος Phōsphoros), a name meaning `Light-Bringer`, is the Morning Star, the planet Venus in its morning appearance. Φαοσφόρος (Phaosphoros) and Φαεσφόρος (Phaesphoros) are forms of the same name in some Greek dialects. Another Greek name for the Morning Star is Heosphoros (Greek...
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Phosphorus

Phos'phor·us noun ; plural Phosphori . [ Latin , the morning star, Greek ..., lit., light bringer; ... light + ... to bring.] 1. The morning star; Phosphor. 2. (Chemistry) A poisonous nonmetallic element of the nitrogen group, obtained as a white, or yellowish, tra...
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Phosphorus

A highly reactive, non-metallic element.
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Phosphorus

a mineral that is an important part of structures such as bones, teeth, and membranes in the body; also involved in numerous other chemical reactions
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Phosphorus

A non-metallic element. Applied to the inner face of a cathode ray tube that when bombarded with electrons will emit light of various colours. Symbol PDiscoveredIn 1667 Hennig Brand accidentally discovers the element phosphorus during an experiment with urine, but he keeps it secret and Robert Boyle later discovers and describes the element.
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phosphorus

A nonmetallic element that is found in the blood, muscles, nerves, bones, and teeth and is a component of adenosine triphosphate (ATP; the primary energy source for the body's cells).
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Phosphorus

An elemental nutrient required for crops. Normally applied as a phosphate.
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Phosphorus

An essential chemical food element that can contribute to the eutrophication of lakes and other water bodies. Increased phosphorus levels result from discharge of phosphorus-containing materials into surface waters.
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Phosphorus

An essential nutrient for plants and animals that is commonly applied to crops as a phosphate fertil
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phosphorus

By oxidation luminous element (P), whose name is derived from Phosphoros (Greek light bearer). In nature, it is exclusively bound mostly in the form of phosphates. Typical minerals are apatite, phosphorite, turquoise and wavelellite. It is also contained in guano (bird droppings) and is used as fertilizer in this form. Pure, white phosphorus produc...
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phosphorus

CAS Number: 7723-14-0. A nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs widely especially as phosphates. Chemical symbol = P. Molecular weight = 30.973761 g/mol.
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Phosphorus

Chemical element (atomic number 15) important as a nutrient for the healthy growth of plants. Phosphorus in the form of phosphates is used in fertilizers.
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phosphorus

Highly reactive, non-metallic element, atomic number 15, relative atomic mass 30.9738. It occurs in nature as phosphates (commonly in the form of the mineral apatite), and is essential to all life, because phosphate groups are an essential part of DNA. Compounds of phosphorus are used in fertilizers, various organic chemicals, for matches and f...
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phosphorus

nonmetallic chemical element of the nitrogen family (Group Va of the periodic table).[28 related articles]
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phosphorus

Origin: L, the morning star, Gr, lit, light bringer; light + to bring. ... 1. The morning star; Phosphor. ... 2. <chemistry> A poisonous nonmetallic element of the nitrogen group, obtained as a white, or yellowish, translucent waxy substance, having a characteristic disagreeable smell. It is very active chemically, must be preserved under wat...
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phosphorus

phosphorus (fos'furus) [Gr.,=light-bearing], nonmetallic chemical element; symbol P; at. no. 15; at. wt. 30.97376; m.p. 44.1°C; b.p. about 280°C; sp. gr. 1.82 at 20°C; valence -3, +3, or +5. Solid phosphorus has a tetratomic molecule (P4) with molecular weight 123.8952 atomic mass un...
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Phosphorus

Phosphorus 1. In astronomy, the ancient Greek name for the planet Venus when seen as a morning star. 2. A solid, nonmetallic element existing in one form that is yellow, poisonous, flammable, and luminous in the dark and in another form that is red, less poisonous, and less flammable. 3. Ordinarily, elemental phosphorus occurs as the white form, ...
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Phosphorus

Phosphorus is a non-metallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs widely as a phosphate. It has the symbol P.
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