[fos-foh-nee-uh m] /fɒsˈfoʊ ni əm/
the positively charged group PH 4 + .
noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless to slightly yellowish, crystalline, water-soluble solid, PH 4 I, used in chemical synthesis.
[fos-foh-proh-teen, -tee-in] /ˌfɒs foʊˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a , as casein or ovalbumin, in which one or more hydroxyl groups of serine, threonine, or tyrosine are hydroxylated. /ˌfɒsfəˈprəʊtiːn/ noun 1. any of a group of conjugated proteins, esp casein, in which the protein molecule is bound to phosphoric acid phosphoprotein phos·pho·pro·tein (fŏs’fō-prō’tēn’, […]
[fos-fer, -fawr] /ˈfɒs fər, -fɔr/ noun 1. any of a number of substances that exhibit luminescence when struck by light of certain wavelengths, as by ultraviolet. 2. Literary. a substance. adjective 3. Archaic. . [fos-fer, -fawr] /ˈfɒs fər, -fɔr/ noun 1. the morning star, especially Venus. 1. variant of before a vowel: phosphorate. /ˈfɒsfə/ noun […]
[fos-fuh-reyt] /ˈfɒs fəˌreɪt/ verb (used with object), phosphorated, phosphorating. 1. Also, phosphorize. Chemistry. to combine or impregnate with phosphorus. 2. to cause to have phosphorescence. /ˈfɒsfəˌreɪt/ verb 1. to treat or combine with phosphorus 2. (transitive) (rare) to cause (a substance) to exhibit phosphorescence