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phosphine

[ fos-feen, -fin ]
/ ˈfɒs fin, -fɪn /
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noun Chemistry.
a colorless, poisonous, ill-smelling, flammable gas, PH3.
any of certain organic derivatives of this compound.
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Origin of phosphine

First recorded in 1870–75; phosph- + -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for phosphine

phosphine
/ (ˈfɒsfiːn) /

noun
a colourless flammable gas that is slightly soluble in water and has a strong fishy odour: used as a pesticide. Formula: PH 3
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