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phosphide

[fos-fahyd, -fid]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a binary compound of phosphorus with a basic element or group.

Origin of phosphide

1840–50; phosph- + -ide
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phosphide

noun
  1. any compound of phosphorus with another element, esp a more electropositive element
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phosphide in Medicine

phosphide

(fŏsfīd′)
n.
  1. A compound of phosphorus and a more electropositive element or radical.
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