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- n. ,(chemistry) phosphide
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A phosphide.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as phosphide.
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Formed by uniting solid phos. with inflammables and alkalies -- phosphuret of sulphur extremely inflammable -- phos't lime decomposes water at the common temperature (Henry 1, 321.) 5.
Is not this effect nearly similar to that produced by the combination of phosphorus and sulphur, or, more properly speaking, the _phosphuret of sulphur_?
Variant forms include: opake, opaque aëriform, aeriform (with and without dieresis) gasses, gases phosphoret, phosphuret (but always carburet)
Phosfihuret of nickel may be formed by causing phosphorus in vapour to act on metallic nickel in ignition; the phosphuret is almost black, and has metallic lustre.