- containing trivalent phosphorus.
Origin of phosphorous
Examples from the Web for phosphorous
Contemporary Examples of phosphorous
Chemical weapons are worse than phosphorous bombs, presumably, but mainly to bystanders.The Obama Doctrine on Syria: Re-Opening the Diplomatic Window
September 3, 2013
Historical Examples of phosphorous
They had rubbed some of that phosphorous mineral on their backs.The Moon Colony
William Dixon Bell
Does phosphorous ignite spontaneously when held in a warm hand?
Because the carbon (charcoal) absorbs oxygen from the air, and conveys it to the phosphorous.
The most interesting of them is the oxytrichloride, which corresponds to the phosphorous oxychloride.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
It was quite dark, but there was a phosphorous glow to the water which made the rolling waves visible.Five Thousand Miles Underground
- of or containing phosphorus in the trivalent state
- Of, relating to, or containing phosphorus, especially with a valence of 3 or a valence lower than that of a comparable phosphoric compound.