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phosphoric Syllabification: phos·phor·ic
Pronunciation: /fäsˈfôrik/

Definition of phosphoric in English:


1Relating to or containing phosphorus.
Example sentences
  • 3,500 million years ago in some warm little pond, with ammonia, phosphoric salts, light, heat etc. present, a protein compound was chemically formed to undergo.
  • Observers, however, revealed some irregularities, including the use of wooden and thus non-transparent ballot boxes and a weakened solution of phosphoric ink.
  • This increased pollution in the water body by raising the phosphoric content in the lake, thereby encouraging weed growth.
1.1 Chemistry Of phosphorus with a valence of five. Compare with phosphorous.
Example sentences
  • For instance, the phosphoric compounds or polyvalent metal salts may be added to a water system continuously or intermittently to maintain their necessary concentrations.
  • Just as sulfur forms sulfurous and sulfuric compounds, phosphorus forms phosphorous and phosphoric compounds.


Late 18th century: from French phosphorique, from phosphore 'phosphorus'.

Words that rhyme with phosphoric

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