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phase in to incorporate or introduce in stages.
phase modulation in radio transmission, variation of the phase of a carrier wave in accordance with the amplitude of a modulating signal such as speech.
phase-out a gradual withdrawal or termination of operations, production, services, or the like.
Ph.D. abbreviation of "philosophiae doctor" (Latin); Doctor of Philosophy.
pheasant any of a number of fowls that have long tails and characteristically bright feathers in the male.
phellem a layer of dead cells that forms in the bark of woody plants; cork.
phellogen in woody plants, a tissue layer that lies just beneath the outer bark and generates the outer bark cells; cork cambium.
phenacetin acetophenetidin.
phenix variant of phoenix.
pheno- shining; showing. [2 definitions]
phenobarbital an odorless white crystalline powder that is used as a sedative, hypnotic, and antispasmodic.
phenocopy an environmentally produced change in an organism, similar to a mutation but nonhereditary.
phenocryst a large and usu. conspicuous crystal embedded in volcanic rock containing many such crystals.
phenol a poisonous white acidic compound found in the tars of wood and coal, or derived from benzene, and used primarily as a disinfectant or antiseptic. [2 definitions]
phenolphthalein a white or pale yellow crystalline powder that is used in making dyes and as an acid-base indicator and a laxative.
phenom (slang) an outstandingly talented person, esp. in sports or music.
phenomena a pl. of phenomenon.
phenomenal amazing or extraordinary. [3 definitions]
phenomenology the philosophical study of phenomena, esp. of subjective perceptual experience, as distinguished from ontology, the study of being.
phenomenon a perceptible occurrence or fact. [3 definitions]
phenothiazine a greenish organic compound used to expel intestinal worms in domestic animals, as an insecticide, and in the synthesis of tranquilizers.