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English definition of “phosphorus”


noun [U]     /ˈfɒs.fər.əs/ US  /ˈfɑːs.fɚ.əs/ (symbol P)
a poisonous chemical element that is usually yellowish-white or sometimes red or black in colour, shines in the dark, and burns when in the airChemical elements
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