from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless, spontaneously flammable poisonous gas, PH3, having a fishy odor and used as a doping agent for solid-state components.
- n. Any of several organic compounds having the structure of an amine but with phosphorus in place of nitrogen.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a toxic gas; hydride of phosphorus, PH3
- n. any alkyl or aryl derivative of this compound, PR3 (where at least one R is not H)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A colorless gas, PH3, analogous to ammonia, and having a disagreeable odor resembling that of garlic. Called also hydrogen phosphide, and formerly, phosphureted hydrogen.
- n. Chrysaniline, often in the form of a salt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as phosphureted hydrogen (which see, under phosphureted).
- n. A coal-tar coloring matter related to acridine. It is a by-product in the manufacture of magenta, and is used chiefly for dyeing leather a reddish yellow. Also known as leather-yellow and Philadelphia yellow G.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a colorless gas with a strong fishy smell; used as a pesticide
From phosph- + -ine. (Wiktionary)