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phosphide

[ fos-fahyd, -fid ]
/ ˈfɒs faɪd, -fɪd /
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noun Chemistry.
a binary compound of phosphorus with a basic element or group.
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Origin of phosphide

1840–50; phosph- + -ide
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British Dictionary definitions for phosphide

phosphide
/ (ˈfɒsfaɪd) /

noun
any compound of phosphorus with another element, esp a more electropositive element
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