HyperDic: phosphorus

English > 2 senses of the word phosphorus / Phosphorus:
NOUNsubstancephosphorus, P, atomic number 15a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells
objectPhosphorus, morning star, daystar, Lucifera planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky
phosphorus / Phosphorus > pronunciation
Soundsfaa'sferahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > phosphorus: 2 senses > 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.
SynonymsP, atomic number 15
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
Adjectivesphosphorous, phosphoriccontaining or characteristic of phosphorus
English > Phosphorus: 2 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky.
Synonymsmorning star, daystar, Lucifer
Broaderplanet, major planet(astronomy) any of the nine large / large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light
Spanishdaystar, estrella matutina, lucero del alba
Catalandaystar, estel del matí, estrella del matí

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