Definition of phosphoric in English:

phosphoric

Line breaks: phos|phor¦ic
Pronunciation: /fɒsˈfɒrɪk
 
/

adjective

1Relating to or containing phosphorus: the process enabled the local phosphoric ore to be used for steel-making
More 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 valency of five. Compare with phosphorous.
More 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.

Origin

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

Definition of phosphoric in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hubris
Pronunciation: ˈhjuːbrɪs
noun
excessive pride or self-confidence