adjective Date: 1784 of, relating to, or containing phosphorus especially with a valence higher than in phosphorous compounds

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  • Phosphoric — Phos*phor ic, a. [Cf. F. phosphorique.] 1. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to phosphorus; resembling, or containing, from us; specifically, designating those compounds in which phosphorus has a higher valence as contrasted with the phosphorous compounds …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phosphoric — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or containing phosphorus …   English terms dictionary

  • phosphoric — [fäs fôr′ik] adj. [Fr phosphorique] of, like, or containing phosphorus, esp. pentavalent phosphorus …   English World dictionary

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  • phosphoric — /fos fawr ik, for /, adj. Chem. of or containing phosphorus, esp. in the pentavalent state. [1775 85; PHOSPHOR + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • phosphoric — adjective a) Of or pertaining to phosphorus. b) Resembling phosphorus. Syn: phosphorous …   Wiktionary

  • phosphoric — phos·pho·ric fäs fȯr ik, fär ; fäs f(ə )rik adj of, relating to, or containing phosphorus esp. with a valence higher than in phosphorous compounds …   Medical dictionary

  • phosphoric — phos·phor·ic || fÉ‘s fÉ”rɪk /fÉ’s fÉ’ adj. glowing, shining, luminescent; containing phosphorus (chemical element) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phosphoric — [fɒs fɒrɪk] adjective relating to or containing phosphorus. ↘Chemistry of phosphorus with a valency of five …   English new terms dictionary

  • phosphoric — phos·phor·ic …   English syllables

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