Definition of phosphorus in English:
The chemical element of atomic number 15, a poisonous, combustible non-metal which exists in two common allotropic forms, white phosphorus, a yellowish waxy solid which ignites spontaneously in air and glows in the dark, and red phosphorus, a less reactive form used in making matches. (Symbol: P)
- Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur and boron have been found to be important in Zambia.
- Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc are the major minerals that make up bones.
- When the mix is placed in soil and watered, it starts a chemical reaction that frees phosphorus that plants can use.
Words that rhyme with phosphorusphosphorous
Definition of phosphorus in:
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