any of a class of phospholipids occurring in biological membranes and fats
[fos-fuh-tahyz] /ˈfɒs fəˌtaɪz/ verb (used with object), phosphatized, phosphatizing. 1. to treat with . 2. to change to . /ˈfɒsfəˌtaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to treat with a phosphate or phosphates, as by applying a fertilizer 2. to change or be changed into a phosphate
[fos-fuh-too r-ee-uh, -tyoo r-] /ˌfɒs fəˈtʊər i ə, -ˈtyʊər-/ noun, Pathology. 1. the presence of an excessive quantity of in the urine. /ˌfɒsfəˈtjʊərɪə/ noun 1. (pathol) an abnormally large amount of phosphates in the urine phosphaturia phos·pha·tu·ri·a (fŏs’fə-tur’ē-ə, -tyur’-) n. An excess of phosphates in the urine.
[fos-feen] /ˈfɒs fin/ noun, Physiology. 1. a luminous image produced by mechanical stimulation of the retina, as by pressure applied to the eyeball by the finger when the lid is closed. /ˈfɒsfiːn/ noun 1. the sensation of light caused by pressure on the eyelid of a closed eye or by other mechanical or electrical interference […]
[fos-fahyd, -fid] /ˈfɒs faɪd, -fɪd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a binary compound of phosphorus with a basic element or group. /ˈfɒsfaɪd/ noun 1. any compound of phosphorus with another element, esp a more electropositive element phosphide phos·phide (fŏs’fīd’) or phos·phid (-fĭd) n. A compound of phosphorus and a more electropositive element or radical.