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phos·pho·rous

 (fŏs′fər-əs, fŏs-fôr′əs)
adj.
Of, relating to, or containing phosphorus, especially with valence 3 or a valence lower than that of a comparable phosphoric compound.
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phosphorous

(ˈfɒsfərəs)
adj
(Elements & Compounds) of or containing phosphorus in the trivalent state
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phos•pho•rous

(ˈfɒs fər əs, fɒsˈfɔr əs, -ˈfoʊr-)

adj.
containing trivalent phosphorus.
[1770–80]
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Adj.1.phosphorous - containing or characteristic of phosphorus; "phosphoric acid"
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phosphorous

[ˈfɒsfərəs] ADJfosforoso
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phosphorous

adjphosphorsauer
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