Definition of phosphoric in English:
1Relating to or containing phosphorus: the process enabled the local phosphoric ore to be used for steel-making
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- 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.
- 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 phosphoricaleatoric, allegoric, anaphoric, camphoric, categoric, choric, Doric, euphoric, historic, metaphoric, meteoric, phantasmagoric, pyrophoric, semaphoric, sophomoric, theophoric, Warwick, Yorick
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