phosphide

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phos·phide

 (fŏs′fīd′)
n.
Trivalent phosphorus, or a compound of phosphorus, especially a binary compound of phosphorus with a more electropositive element.
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phosphide

(ˈfɒsfaɪd)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any compound of phosphorus with another element, esp a more electropositive element
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phos•phide

(ˈfɒs faɪd, -fɪd)

n.
a binary compound of phosphorus with a basic element or group.
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phosphide

[ˈfɒsfaɪd] Nfosfito m
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phosphide

nPhosphid nt
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During the initial forensic investigation, police found that the family might have inhaled aluminum phosphide - a toxic chemical, which was sprayed from a neighbouring apartment.
However, the police investigation in this instance has found it was fumes from a highly toxic substance called aluminum phosphide that had proved fatal.
Karachi police on Wednesday confirmed a report that had been compiled by Pakistan Public Works Department (PWD) officials revealing that the anti-bug spray of Aluminum Phosphide led to the death of six members of a family that had stayed at Qasre Naz last month.According to the latest findings, five siblings two sisters and three brothers and their aunt died owing to fumigation in the state guest room where they had stayed after their arrival from Quetta.
Earlier, a report compiled by Pakistan Public Works Department (PWD) officials, on March 10, had revealed that the anti-bug spray of Aluminum Phosphide led to the death of six members of a family that had stayed at Qasre Naz last month.
Table IV.- Effects of exposure to various sub lethal levels of aluminum phosphide on differential WBC counts (percentage) in Clarias gariepinus.
Ahlawat, "Aluminum phosphide poisoning--a review," Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology, vol.
Organophosphorus was most commonly used and aluminum phosphide was the main culprit for mortality.
Phosphides are normally found as powders or pellets, usually as zinc or aluminum phosphide ([Zn.sub.3][P.sub.2] and AlP); calcium and magnesium phosphide salts are also available.
Some developing countries around the world still apply pesticides such as methyl bromide, magnesium phosphide (magtoxin), and aluminum phosphide (phostoxin) with minimal restrictions on use.
Overall mortality is low besides high mortality with aluminum phosphide.