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phos·phor·ous

(fos'fōr-ŭs, fos-fōr'ŭs), Do not confuse this word with phosphorus.
1. Relating to, containing, or resembling phosphorus.
2. Referring to phosphorus in its lower (+3) valence state.

phos·phor·ous

(fos'fŏr-ŭs)
1. Relating to, containing, or resembling phosphorus.
2. Referring to phosphorus in its lower (+3) valence state.