- of or containing phosphorus, especially in the pentavalent state.
Origin of phosphoric
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The first invention was what were called "phosphoric tapers."The Story of a Tinder-box
Charles Meymott Tidy
Up started Ferdinand and put his phosphoric treasures into action.Book-Lovers, Bibliomaniacs and Book Clubs
Henry H. Harper
These ingredients are nitrogen, phosphoric acid, and potash.
Or, for every 142 parts of phosphoric acid, there are 224 parts of lime.
In it, for every 142 parts of phosphoric acid, there are only 56 parts of lime.
- of or containing phosphorus in the pentavalent state
1784, from French phosphorique, from phosphore (see phosphorous). Related: Phosphorical (1753).
- Of, relating to, or containing phosphorus, especially with a valence of 5 or a valence higher than that of a comparable phosphorous compound.