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One entry found for phosphorus.
Main Entry: phos·pho·rus
Pronunciation: primarystressfäs-f(schwa-)rschwas
Function: noun
1 : a phosphorescent substance; especially : one that glows in the dark
2 : a nonmetallic element that occurs widely especially as phosphates -- see ELEMENT table
- phos·phor·ic /fäs-primarystressfodotr-ik, -primarystressfär-/ adjective
- phos·pho·rous /primarystressfäs-f(schwa-)rschwas; fäs-primarystressfomacrr-schwas, -primarystressfodotr-/ adjective

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