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phosphorus

noun [U] uk   /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 air
Translations of “phosphorus”
in Chinese (Traditional) 磷…
in Chinese (Simplified) 磷…
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