HyperDic: atomic_number_15

English > 1 sense of the expression atomic number 15:
NOUNsubstanceatomic number 15, phosphorus, Pa multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells
English > atomic number 15: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms.
Synonymsphosphorus, P
Broaderchemical element, elementAny of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
Substance ofapatiteA common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate
Spanishfósforo, número atómico 15, P
Catalanfòsfor, número atòmic 15, P

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