Origin of phosphor
Definition for phosphor (2 of 3)
Origin of Phosphor
Definition for phosphor (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for phosphor
Now when one comes back, Phosphor is wild with joy—always in a well-bred way.
But although so fierce a fighter, so inhospitable to every other cat, Phosphor is the most affectionate little soul.
A "phosphor" is in reality an example of a solid solution and is the basis of some kinds of luminous paints.The Nature of Animal Light|E. Newton Harvey
Pelton wheel made of a solid steel disk with phosphor bronze buckets riveted to the rim.
Phosphor bronze is used for very strong castings and bearings.Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting|Harold P. Manly
British Dictionary definitions for phosphor
Word Origin for phosphor
Word Origin and History for phosphor
"morning star," 1630s, from Latin phosphorus "the morning star" (see phosphorus). Meaning "anything phosphorescent" is from 1705.