American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or containing phosphorus, especially with valence 3 or a valence lower than that of a comparable phosphoric compound.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, obtained from, or containing phosphorus.
- adj. chemistry Of or pertaining to phosphorus.
- adj. Resembling phosphorus.
- adj. chemistry Of relating to or containing trivalent phosphorus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to phosphorus; resembling or containing phosphorus; specifically, designating those compounds in which phosphorus has a lower valence as contrasted with
- adj. containing or characteristic of phosphorus
- From phosphorus + -ous. (Wiktionary)
“These new pigs have the ability to better break down "phytase" which is rich in phosphorous and is found in the intestinal tract.”
“For the most part, the press has bought into the line that white phosphorous is an incendiary munition, and is not properly classified as a chemical weapon.”
“Let the wingnuts quibble over the minutae of whether or not white phosphorous is a chemical weapon (clearly it is) …. lets keep our eyes on the bigger picture.”
“White phosphorous is a nasty CHEMICAL that burns through peoples skin all the way to the bone.”
“Excuse me, but white phosphorous is a chemical that will eat away your skin.”
“White phosphorous is a legitimate military tool, but U.S. forces have been highly judicious about using it to avoid harming civilians, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Pentagon reporters Nov. 29.”
“As noted here previously, the Town of Dryden will be having a public hearing on the removal of phosphorous from the City of Ithaca's sewage treatment plant, which serves the Varna and Route 13 area sewer districts.”
“My dishwasher doesn’t always clean because phosphorous is being phased out of the detergent.”
“These thermite-filled incendiaries, which the Germans wrongly called phosphorous bombs, were the great killers of the night, causing over five times more damage and death than conventional iron bombs.”
“White phosphorous, which is used to lay smokescreens, is legal for use on open ground but its use in built-up areas where civilians are found is banned under international conventions.”
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