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[fos-fahyd, -fid] /ˈfɒs faɪd, -fɪd/

noun, Chemistry.
a binary compound of phosphorus with a basic element or group.
any compound of phosphorus with another element, esp a more electropositive element

phosphide phos·phide (fŏs’fīd’) or phos·phid (-fĭd)
A compound of phosphorus and a more electropositive element or radical.


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