phosphoric

[fos-fawr-ik, -for-]

Origin of phosphoric

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

phosphoric

adjective
  1. of or containing phosphorus in the pentavalent state
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Word Origin and History for phosphoric
adj.

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

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phosphoric in Medicine

phosphoric

[fŏs-fôrĭk]
adj.
  1. 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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