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phosphorus

phos·pho·rus

phosphorus

 
pronunciation:
fas f rs
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part of speech: noun
definition: a substance that is a chemical element. One of the common forms of phosphorus is a poisonous yellow solid that glows in moist air. Phosphorus is important to living things. It is used in fertilizers to help plants grow. (symbol: P)
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The word phosphorus contains the following part:
phor, -phore Greek root that means carry, bear