phospho-


a combining form representing phosphorus in compound words: phosphoprotein.

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British Dictionary definitions for phospho-

phospho-

before a vowel phosph-


combining form

containing phosphorusphosphocreatine

Word Origin for phospho-

from French, from phosphore phosphorus
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Medical definitions for phospho-

phospho-

pref.

Phosphorus:phosphide.
Phosphate:phospholipid.
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