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a combining form representing phosphorus in compound words: phosphoprotein.
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Also especially before a vowel, phosph-.
Compare phosphoro-.
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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-

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Phosphorus:phosphide.
Phosphate:phospholipid.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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