Phosphorus - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɑːsfərəs|  American pronunciation of the word phosphorus
Brit.  |ˈfɒsf(ə)rəs|  British pronunciation of the word phosphorus


- a 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
- a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky (syn: lucifer)
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