See also: Phosphorus

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Borrowed from Latin phōsphorus, from Ancient Greek φωσφόρος (phōsphóros, the bearer of light), from φῶς (phôs, light) + φέρω (phérō, to bear, carry).

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phosphorus (countable and uncountable, plural phosphoruses or phosphori)

  1. (chemistry) a chemical element (symbol P) with an atomic number of 15, that exists in several allotropic forms.
  2. (obsolete) any substance exhibiting phosphorescence; a phosphor

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  • Do not confuse phosphorus with phosphorous, which is an adjective.

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From Ancient Greek φωσφόρος (phōsphóros, light-bearing).

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phōsphorus m (genitive phōsphorī); second declension

  1. (New Latin, chemistry) phosphorus

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Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative phōsphorus phōsphorī
Genitive phōsphorī phōsphorōrum
Dative phōsphorō phōsphorīs
Accusative phōsphorum phōsphorōs
Ablative phōsphorō phōsphorīs
Vocative phōsphore phōsphorī

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