phos-


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Related to phos-: Ferrum phos, Kali phos

phos-

pref.
Light: phosgene.

[From Greek phōs, light; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]
References in classic literature ?
If it's true, as some German fellow has said, that without phos- phorus there is no thought, it is still more true that there is no kindness of heart without a certain amount of imagination.
He coughed pitifully, the broken cough of a sick man; and I beheld him as one sees a fish in an aquarium by the light of an electric bulb, an elusive, phos- phorescent shape.