phosphine

[fos-feen, -fin]

Origin of phosphine

First recorded in 1870–75; phosph- + -ine1
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phosphine

noun
  1. 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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