phosphoric

[ fos-fawr-ik, -for- ]
/ fɒsˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr- /
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adjective Chemistry.

of or containing phosphorus, especially in the pentavalent state.

Origin of phosphoric

First recorded in 1775–85; phosphor- + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for phosphoric

phosphoric

/ (fɒsˈfɒrɪk) /

adjective

of or containing phosphorus in the pentavalent state
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Word Origin and History for phosphoric

phosphoric


adj.

1784, from French phosphorique, from phosphore (see phosphorous). Related: Phosphorical (1753).

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Medicine definitions for phosphoric

phosphoric

[ fŏs-fôrĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or containing phosphorus, especially with a valence of 5 or a valence higher than that of a comparable phosphorous compound.
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