from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A substance that exhibits phosphorescence.
- n. The phosphorescent coating inside the screen of a cathode-ray tube.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various compounds of transition metals or of rare earths that exhibits phosphorescence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Phosphorus.
- n. The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; Lucifer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The morning star, or Lucifer; the planet Venus, when it precedes the sun and shines in the morning.
- n. [lowercase] Phosphorus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a synthetic substance that is fluorescent or phosphorescent; used to coat the screens of cathode ray tubes
Latin Phōsphorus, the morning star; see phosphorus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin phosphorus. (Wiktionary)