EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From phosphorus +‎ -ous.

AdjectiveEdit

phosphorous (not comparable)

  1. (chemistry) Of or pertaining to phosphorus.
  2. Resembling phosphorus.
  3. (chemistry) Of relating to or containing trivalent phosphorus.

Usage notesEdit

  • Do not confuse phosphorous with phosphorus, which is the noun.

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NounEdit

phosphorous (uncountable)

  1. (proscribed) Misspelling of phosphorus.